26 days ago
Kenny McLean says Norwich City will take positives from their goalless draw with Burnley, despite also admitting the result was tinged with disappointment at not securing all three points.
The Canaries defended superbly at Turf Moor against the usual physical and aerial challenge of the Clarets and their endeavours saw them notch their first point of the 2021/22 Premier League season.
However, McLean was looking for more from City at the attacking end of the pitch. Speaking with canaries.co.uk after the game, he said: "We knew what to expect coming here and we know how Burnley play.
"I think the game was a bit stop-start, end-to-end at times. But we dug in and went toe to toe with a good team, they're very good at what they do.
"It's a decent point but it's not something we're going to celebrate. It's something to build on, especially with the clean sheet as well.
"We've had a tough start, results have been tough as we know but we were confident we could come here and get three points, but it wasn't meant to be.
"When you look at the game, it was probably a fair result. We had a few chances, they had a few half-chances.
"It was about sticking together today and coming to a tough place - we didn't always play the way we can. We can be better but we have to take positives from it.
McLean was full of praise for the team's defensive efforts as they notched their first clean sheet of the season in the Premier League.
"It's quite evident we did better defensively. We kept the clean sheet and didn't give too much away. They put a lot of balls into the box but we had plenty of bodies in there to defend it.
"Burnley can be a real problem with what they do, they are always a danger. To get a clean sheet, I'm delighted for the lads at the back.
"We spoke about defending at set pieces. We knew set pieces were going to be massive and they can define games. We defended them very well. Hopefully going forward we can build on that."
With a word on the on the upcoming international break, McLean said: "We've got a lot of boys away on international duty. Hopefully we can go away and get some positive results and come back confident and ready to go again."