Palace deserved the win against Burnley says de Boer

Ross Gibson

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer believes the better team lost on Sunday, as his side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor.

Palace fell behind in the third minute when Chris Wood seized upon a poor attempt at a back-pass from Lee Chung-yong, sending a fine strike past Wayne Hennessey.

The visitors then created a number of goalscoring opportunities but were unable to finish any of them off.

It means Palace have lost all four of their Premier League matches since De Boer took over in the summer, without scoring a goal, and the Dutchman appears to be under considerable pressure.

“I think there was only one team deserving to win, which was us. It is football, and sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.

“But we can also blame ourselves, with how we gave the goal away, and not scoring our opportunities.”

Regarding the way Palace had gone behind, De Boer said: “Of course, you don’t expect that.

“I said before the match I had a good feeling that the squad have confidence, but they didn’t start with that confidence, and maybe that is the result of the goal we conceded.

“After that we played how we can play, sometimes with long balls and sometimes on the ground. We fought well and created chances, didn’t give anything away and controlled the game.

“When the referee whistles for the last time and you think, ‘we didn’t score and we don’t have any points’, it is unbelievable when you see this game.

“The most important thing I think is if you play every week like this, you will get what you deserve, and that is going to be points.

“But football is about scoring goals, no doubt about it, and we have to do that much better.”