Everton news: Mills swipes at Sean Dyche's fibs as 'damning' claim issued
Sean Dyche likely did not tell his Burnley players Everton “don’t know how to win” during his side’s 1-0 victory on Wednesday (6 April).
That is the view of ex-England and Man City defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Dyche’s controversial comments.
The 50-year-old revealed to Sky Sports he told his squad at half-time their opposition “don’t know how to win”.
The Clarets were trailing 2-1 at the interval but second-half goals from Jay Rodriguez and Maxwel Cornet secured a vital three points over their relegation rivals.
Everton have now lost six of their last seven Premier League games and are just a point clear of Burnley who occupy the final relegation zone place.
“We weren’t in there at half-time so we don’t know if he actually said that,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“It’s a lot easier to say that after the game and after you have won it.
“It could have easily gone the other way and Everton could have won the game. Would have he come out and said that he said at half-time ‘I’m not sure if they know how to win this’?
“I’m sure there were words to that effect but it maybe wasn’t as direct as that. More like ‘If you get another goal, these will crumble because they are under pressure and maybe don’t know how to see it through. Get one back and you are in this’.
“That’s what you would say to any team that is down there. ‘We’re still in this lads, get a goal and all of a sudden the pressure is on them and they will crumble’.
“It gives your players belief. It’s not damming on the opposition, it’s empowering your own team.”