Burnley defender Ben Mee says his challenge on Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was pretty fair and further insists they will continue to frustrate opponents with their hard, strong display.
Gomez was on the receiving end of a strong tackle from Mee in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley and had to be stretchered off from the pitch. Later it was confirmed the 21 year old fractured his legs and will be on the sidelines for six months.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche loves to negate opponents’ strong points with intense defensive display and their approach against Liverpool was same as they tried to soak up the pressure by trying to block their attacking intent.
Mee said, “There was nothing wrong with any of the tackles, maybe one.
“You can’t take tackles out of the game, it’s part of the game. I’ve seen Liverpool make tackles and get the crowd up and things like that. For me, you can play fair, but you can also play hard as well.
“I don’t think anything was wrong with my tackle personally. Obviously it was unfortunate what happened and nobody wants to see any players getting injured ever, but I think you play hard, you play fair.
“We’re at the bottom of the table and we need to get out of it, so we’re obviously going to work our socks off to win games.”