The 28-year-old insists that the team are still focused on achieving their main goal of reaching 40 points."It’s not what we thought we’d be involved in at the start of the season but we don’t want to get carried away,” he said.Ashley Barnes followed up with a rocket of a strike that caught everyone by surprise, handing the upwardly mobile Clarets their third win in a row and plunging Swansea into the kind of relegation trough that leaves managers looking nervously over their shoulder.
The Bayern Munich loanee is not even a guaranteed starter at the Welsh strugglers and his efforts here can only have steered him closer to the bench.
His set-piece delivery was dreadful, he dallied in possession and, when a woeful shot disappeared over the bar he raised both hands in apology to his team-mates.
Quite how Euro 2016's breakout star has come to this is anyone's guess.
Burnley's biggest moment of concern came from one of their own in the eighth minute, Matt Lowton launching a volleyed clearance just wide after Jordan Ayew chased down a lost cause.
But even Cork struggles to accept Guardiola’s argument that Premier League footballers are overworked. The England and Burnley midfielder has played every minute of every game this season heading into their FA Cup third round clash at Manchester City. It’s just about getting through it.“The season has gone well, and that gives you energy. Christmas has been tough, but we are back in a normal routine now.“But it’s always been like this at Christmas. We have a lot of warning that it’s going to be busy at this time of the season and it’s one of those things you have to prepare for.
He admits feeling jaded is just part of being a professional athlete and reckons footballers have to accept it and get on with the job. I would just play.“Obviously you’re tired, but we are athletes and it’s part of it. “Football is for the fans and it’s a time they look forward to the most.”Cork must be a manager’s dream after emerging from the shadow of his dad, former Wimbledon ‘Crazy Gang’ legend Alan Cork, to establish himself as a dedicated, reliable and clean-living professional.Midfielder Jack Cork has stated that Burnley have been motivated by those who doubted them and are eager to keep proving them wrong.Burnley had been tipped for a relegation scrap following the sale of key players Andre Gray and Michael Keane.Swansea sent on Wilfried Bony at the break but, like Sanches, he is a man shorn of form and fulfillment.He snatched at his first chance, lashing wide from an inviting position, and was robbed by a sliding Lowton just as he shaped to shoot in the 75th minute.While Cork's form highlights Dyche's canny knack of invigorating low-key personnel, Swansea's woes were embodied by Renato Sanches.