Clarets will work hard and recover says Mee

Ben Mee says the Clarets will work hard during the international break to rectify the disappointment of Sunday's defeat against Arsenal at Turf Moor.

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 11:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 4:39 pm
Defender Ben Mee reacts to Arsenals late winner
Defender Ben Mee reacts to Arsenals late winner

Burnley aren’t in action again until October 16th when they’ll be reunited with Jay Rodriguez and Charlie Austin as they take on Southampton at St Mary’s.

“We’ll be ready to go again after the international break,” he said. “We’ll be alright. A few lads will be off on international duty and get away from it. We’ll be here working hard.”

The Clarets seemed certain to take a point in a goalless draw against the Gunners but Laurent Koscielny administered the fatal blow in the final seconds of the top flight fixture.

The Frenchman, in an offside position, appeared to guide the ball over the line with his hand after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had got a toe to Theo Walcott’s flick on.

“To get beat like that was really disappointing and a real sickener,” said Mee. “We put a lot of hard work in to the game so it’s very disappointing.

“There’s handball, offside maybe, but it’s one of them things and it’s for the referee to see. It’s unfortunate.

“It’s just hard to take when you concede that late. A couple of things maybe could have gone our way. It’s just disappointing.”

The late drama denied Sean Dyche’s side a third clean sheet of the campaign but Mee feels that they’ll be plenty more to come.

“We can take heart from it because we held out against a very good team for 90 minutes,” he said.

“We have to (see through the disappointment). We always do and we’ll pick ourselves up.

“We’ve held out against a team like that for so long and we can take heart from that and take it in to other games. It was disappointing that we didn’t get a clean sheet today. We’ll work hard and hopefully get a few more this season.”