Cape Town - Sean Dyche was delighted to see his Burnley side pick up another three points in their 1-0 defeat of Newcastle United on Monday.
Jeffrey Hendrick scored the only goal of the game on 74 minutes after Newcastle had gifted their opposition the ball.
And having felt his side were deserved winners at Turf Moor, Dyche lauded his players for their performance.
He said: "Very pleased and deservedly so. I knew it would be a tight
game. They are making a good show of it this season but so are we.
"They stayed compact and I think that is respect for us. We knew we would have to fight for every inch and we did that.
"We tried to play and stay calm with the ball but you still have to
find a way to win the game but we've often done that, with what was a
very good move and good goal.
"We can play a bit and find weaknesses in teams. It's been a strong
start. I've been very pleased, the lads have been fantastic. There's a
willingness, but there's also some talent there."
With the Clarets having impressed already this season, as they occupy
a respectable seventh place on the Premier League standings, Dyche is
being sounded out about the vacant Everton job - following Ronald
But Dyche all but dismissed the link, when he told Sky Sports: "I just keep getting on with my job, simple as that.
"We just keep getting on with it. That's my focus and my team's
focus. We have to do planning of course, but generally we take each game
as it comes, we work on that, then we process the information, debrief
it and we move forward again and keep that clarity of thought. That's
how we keep going."