What Burnley boss Vincent Kompany said immediately after Crystal Palace match

Despite an improved performance from his team, Vincent Kompany was left with mixed feelings after Burnley suffered yet another defeat, this time to Crystal Palace.

Burnley’s Turf Moor woes continued as they were defeated 2-0 by Roy Hodgson’s men, their sixth straight loss at home.

The scoreline, however, does not tell the whole story, as the Clarets were the better team and dominated the game.
They were undone, however, by a Jordan Beyer error in the first half, before Palace added a second in stoppage time to make the score look more comfortable than it was.

“I want to be respectful of the opponent, sometimes you win those games and you always must have done something right,” Kompany said post-match.

“From our side, the facts are we lost, the facts are that we played well, we created chances, we looked like a team that has something to offer in this league and it feels like if we play more often like this, we will get the rewards.

“It’s not supposed to be easy, we don’t have the right to think this is an easy game so let’s brush them aside.


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“But it fell on a mistake. The second goal you can put into context because we put people forward, I’ve been involved in these moments where you get the rewards or you get the punishment with the second goal, but it’s a one goal game that’s been decided on a mistake.

“We’re not able to break our way through and that’s the reality.”

The game’s pivotal moment occurred when Beyer was easily muscled off the ball by Jordan Ayew before slipping.

This gave the Palace player the freedom to run unopposed towards goal, where he was able to slide the ball for Jeffrey Schlupp to score.
When asked about the individual error, Kompany said, “It’s not the first time [from the team] this year.”

“I have to say again, within the context of what this league is, we’re going to be stretched to our maximum in every phase, so the mistakes have to be less, they have to be minimal because you can get punished by any team, and that’s what Palace did today.”

“Despite our good performance, despite the fact we didn’t concede hardly any chances, it’s the way to learn at the moment.

“You put your hand on the fire, you burn yourself and from then you know you can’t put your hand on the fire anymore. That’s a little bit more what the process is at the moment.”

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