April 24, 2024

Vincent Kompany emphasized the significance of enjoying Burnley’s much-needed three points over Brentford.

The Clarets defeated the 10-man Bees 2-1 to claim only their second home win of the season and fourth overall.

It cuts the gap to safety to eight points with nine games remaining, although Everton and Nottingham Forest still face potential point sanctions.

When asked about the triumph, Kompany stated, “It feels amazing. You wonder how fantastic it feels; I believe we should celebrate. We won, we got three points, and I believe the way we handled this indicates we’ll have a great day today.

“Then tomorrow we go back to work.”

When asked how he intends to celebrate, Kompany replied, “It will have to be spontaneous; I haven’t really planned anything yet. But I’ve celebrated before, so I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it again.

“I think it’s crucial, because I told the players so many times that we had to say the right things and do the right things to keep that enthusiasm and give ourselves a chance in the next game.

“So many times, we’ve played brilliantly yet had disappointing outcomes because we conceded in the last minute, as we did against West Ham.

“To carry that intensity throughout the week and start like we did, I believe you earn the right to celebrate when you win.

“It’s not going to be win, rest, work, it’s going to be work win and then work tomorrow.”

The Clarets dominated the game against Thomas Frank’s side, who lost Sergio Reguilon early on to a straight red card for a foul in the area on Vitinho.

Jacob Bruun Larsen converted the penalty, and David Fofana added a second midway through the second half.

Kristoffer Ajer’s header brought Brentford within one goal, but the hosts held on for their first win at Turf Moor in 106 days.

But, even before the dismissal, Kompany believed his team was in the ascendancy.

“That’s what the team did, they started hard from the beginning,” he said.

“We were on the front foot, creating circumstances that forced mistakes from our opponents, winning duels, and being aggressive.

“Then, for significant spells, we did exactly what you would do against ten men. We scored the second goal.

“There are a few goals that I’m still not sure how we missed, but that’s okay. And then it’s just a side that hasn’t been winning; it may be difficult at the end of games to preserve the result, but we did exactly what we needed to do in terms of grit at times, and we didn’t give up a lot of chances. We just had the opportunity to end the game early.”

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