Father-Figure Mee Delivers Again
Ben Mee delivered a special revelry after heading the Clarets up to eighth in the Premier League.
The Clarets’ head steered home the 62nd-minute winner with his finest goal since January, 2017 securing a 1-0 euphoria at Crystal Palace which put Burnley into a viable European qualification place.
And his reaction to scoring – as if cradling a youngster youngster – was a nod back to the north-west where he and his wife Sarah hold been dealing with the premature birth of daughter Olive Grace, who is still in hospital after being born 16 weeks early.
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“It’s been an emotional point for us as a kinsfolk but she’s nascent stronger each day,” uttered Mee, who dived to superbly head home an Ashley Westwood free-kick as Burnley won for lawful the modern instance in 14 cooperative games at Palace.
“She’s six weeks today, so it was nice to celebrate that as well.
“She’s beginning well and the NHS posses been fantastic for us. It’s going to be a desire road but hopefully everything commit be okay.”
Alongside his connections commitments, Mee has been a colossus for the Clarets in handling onerous issues around lockdown, fronting up over the players’ Black Lives Matter stance and performing on the pitch.
He helped Sean Dyche’s men secure back-to-back wins with a modern later spotless sheet – and 13th in quantity this season – and a week on from a 5-0 loss at Manchester City other undermined by the overhead protests praised the collective marrow that is pulling the injury-hit Clarets through.
“It’s esteemed to be vocabulary about football and what happens on the lob and the lads were fantastic tonight,” Mee told Clarets Player HD.
“It’s nice to earn the winner and nice to see all the smiles on the boys’ faces and we’ll retain a upright trip home now.
“It was really enjoyable and shows the togetherness of the squad. The injured lads will be raring to come back in and perform the bunch even stronger and see where we can go.
“Credit to the boys. We showed our figure and togetherness and it was a fantastic method to closing a mammoth week.”
Two years on from finishing seventh to achieve a cubby-hole in the Europa League, only goal difference is keeping the Clarets tardy seventh-placed Tottenham this circumstance around.
Their quota of 45 points is nine less than their invoice of 54 in 2017/18 with six games to go.
And European football is a option again if the Clarets – who absent Jack Cork to injury to go with the six players lost at Selhurst Park – can somehow have a run of recognized one overwhelm in 10 games going.
“Why not?” added Mee. “We’ve got a band of players here who fight tough for the cudgel and fight onerous for each supplementary and that takes you a wanting way, so who knows what can happen?
“We bequeath own going, as we are doing and we’ll donate everything we’ve got. It’s noted to acting in and great to be involved in when you are alongside someone you recognize is going to play like that and put everything on the line.
“Sometimes it’s not your day but it gives you the first occure to go and win a game.”