It’s been a pretty bleak season for Burnley
Sat 19th in the Premier League table, the club are at risk of dropping out of England’s top flight for the first time in five years.
But a comfortable 3-0 win on Saturday on the South Coast against Brighton gave the squad some renewed hope that survival can be achieved.
Wout Weghorst and Josh Brownhill’s first goals in the Premier League helped the Clarets to a first victory in 12 games in all competitions.
Aaron Lennon sealed the victory for Sean Dyche’s men who now look forward to welcoming Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.
Brownhill himself says his teammates have renewed belief that they can get out of the relegation zone and stay another season in England’s top flight.
“There’s a lot of games left, we’ve got a couple to play that are in and around us. If we get on a good run then we can get ourselves out of it,” said the 26-year-old.
“For us it’s about going into this game on Wednesday knowing that we’re on a good run of form and we’ve got confidence. We’re performing really well so there’s no reason why we can’t beat Tottenham.”
The renewed belief from Brownhill is certainly a welcome addition for Burnley’s fans who have had a miserable season so far.
But with a win on Saturday under their belts, the squad morale will be much higher and brighter heading into a tough clash with Tottenham.
Warrington-born Brownhill says the win has altered the mood in the Burnley camp and says their raring to go against Tottenham.
“It’s the fact that we can play that well and win,” explained the midfielder.
“All around it was a better performance, to go and score three which doesn’t happen on a regular basis but we have been creating a lot of chances which is kind of the story of the season.
“We knew that it was coming and it just shows how good of a performance it was from us.”
The win certainly brought Burnley supporters together and meant a lot to them and Brownhill knows how important it was for not just them but the fans.
“For them to travel all that way in the conditions and how bad it was and it’s what they deserve,” he added.
“As much as for us it was brilliant and it was huge it was much more for them as well as they’ve deserved more than just one win all season but for them to go back home happy with three points was huge.”