Burnley boss Sean Dyche says James Tarkowski’s confidence will not be affected by his penalty miss in the Carabao Cup exit to Leeds United.
The Clarets dominated proceedings but were unable to make the most of their chances and a shoot-out was required after a 2-2 draw at the end of extra time.
Dyche revealed Burnley practised penalties ahead of the cup tie and Tarkowski was the only man to see an effort saved as Leeds scored all of their five.
Tarkowski has established himself as a regular for Burnley this season and has started all five of their Premier League outings so far, having managed just four in the entirety of the previous campaign, and Dyche doesn’t think one penalty miss will impact his development.
He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “We’ve done penalties in training before the last game, and the main thing is people want to take penalties, and they all wanted to. That’s the clarity you need.
“No disappointment for him [Tarkowski] though, he’s doing really well and learning all the time.
You’ll have seen the performances he’s been putting in, so one moment in a game, a penalty, that doesn’t put any doubt on the good work he’s doing.”
Burnley will bid to bounce back when they host Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
Dyche’s men are 2.20 to secure a victory and a 2-0 success for Burnley is priced at 9.00.