Sean Dyche reflects on Burnley’s draw with Tottenham Hotspur in FA Cup

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche comments on his side’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has underlined the achievement of his team against Tottenham Hotspur by pointing out the cost of the opposition players on Monday.

Promoted outfit Burnley played host to fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup at Turf Moor.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino made a number of changes to the starting line-up, including the exclusion of Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham still took the lead through Nacer Chadli, but Sam Vokes equalised to earn the hosts a 1-1 and a replay at White Hart Lane.

Speaking after the match, Dyche told BBC Sport: "It was a game of very few chances. They made seven changes and had a team only £130m worth.

"It was a lacklustre game, with little atmosphere. We did everything to try and get a result."

It is not uncommon for managers of weaker teams to big up their teams’ results by pointing out how much the opposition spent, and Dyche is doing something similar.

Tottenham may have had £130 million worth of talent on the pitch despite making the changes, but that does not mean that they should have won the FA Cup tie with ease. It simply doesn't work like that.

If anything, Burnley’s result should come under scrutiny. They were at home against a side who made changes, and they failed to win.

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