With Burnley bringing the curtain down on our Premier League campaign of 2017/18 with a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend, fans are rightly already turning their attention to another season in the top flight and the European adventure we have secured for ourselves following our seventh-placed finish to the campaign.
Another season finished.. one to remember, thanks to all who contributed, you fans were amazing.. see you guys in a few weeks..#burnleyfc #clarets #utc #europeleague #injury #setback #hardwork #comebackstronger pic.twitter.com/WV5q1EQLBJ
— Steven Defour (@StevenDefour) May 14, 2018
Winding the season to a close sitting on 54 points for the year, five ahead of eighth-placed Everton, everyone knows how this season has been a success for us and whilst nobody expects the club to suddenly splash the cash with extra games to now factor into the fixture list, it is a constant evolution as we look to improve, strengthen the group and strive for more – in a sustainable and sensible way under manager Sean Dyche and the clubs’ board.
Belgian midfielder Steven Defour was giving his well wishes and thanks to the fans on social media this week given our achievements, and Clarets were quick to point to the fact that we can welcome back his quality next preseason as he overcomes injury – so it’s not just about summer spending as we look to kick on further next term.
Look forward to seeing you back next season, we’ve missed you Steven ????????????????
— Liam Riley (@claretsliam) May 14, 2018
Looking forward to seeing your class at Turf Moor again…
— Swifty (@clarets76) May 14, 2018
You’re a beast Steven stay forever
— jude (@jbeneduci) May 14, 2018
Having come in from Anderlecht in August of 2014, the 30-year-old has certainly impressed fans in his 49 appearances and for a fee of £8million he’ll certainly be looking to increase his goal return of three when he gets back to fitness.
Suffice to say though, his performances so far have certainly warmed him to fans as the above tweets don’t even break the surface of the comments aimed in his direction.
Really hope your fit asap????
— liam beech (@liambeech9) May 15, 2018
You were fantastic for us before your knee finally got the surgery it needed….So can't wait to see the talents of a fully fit Defour..!!!! ❤️???? ????????????????????????
— Contranomious (@LongsideClaret) May 15, 2018
New contract sir!
— Dale Wallbank (@DaleClarets) May 14, 2018
Can't wait to see some more of them quality goals in Europe ! #TwitterClarets
— claretclint (@cm2bfc) May 14, 2018
We really value you Steven. You're one of our best. You all are. Thank you
— Ruth Sharpe (@sharpeykenners) May 14, 2018
Thank you sir and see you next season .
“ We’ve got Defour ,Steven Defour” ????????????????????????
— Mick Anker (@mickmod1969) May 16, 2018
Will be great to see @StevenDefour back fully fit for our Europa League campaign
— David E (@DavidE50324970) May 15, 2018
What a ride it has been and your skill but ability to do the dirty work aswell has been what we have missed #UTC
— DJ-TEN (@DJ_TEN_Youtube) May 15, 2018
The most gifted player i have seen in 35 years of being a Burnley fan. Can't wait to see you tear up the Europa league next season
— ClaretMatt (@matt_claret) May 14, 2018