Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has been speaking about his side’s failure to defeat Burnley on Monday.
Spurs took on fellow Premier League side Burnley in the third round of the FA Cup at Turf Moor.
The North London outfit were expected to win despite the number of changes to the starting line-up, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Nacer Chadli continued his fine run of form when he hammered the ball home from inside the Burnley penalty box after being teed up by Davies.
However, the Clarets equalised through Sam Vokes in the 73rd minute and earned themselves a replay.
Davies, who gave a good account of himself in defence, was not pleased with the overall result and told Tottenham’s official website: "We were disappointed not to close the game out having gone ahead…
“We got caught up a little bit in the game Burnley were trying to play. We just needed to try to get in behind them a little bit more.
“It helped us when we had two strikers up front in Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane. That gave us the opportunity to create more space and get on the ball a bit more, but it’s a draw at the end of the day and we have to be better in the replay.”
Tottenham goalkeeper Michael Vorm, who made a rare start against Burnley, was of a similar opinion and said: “If you almost give nothing away then with the few chances we created we had to win this game.”
Vorm, though, is determined to win the replay against Burnley at White Hart Lane, and so is Davies.
“You have to take the positives and that’s although we conceded once, we gave nothing away,” added Vorm. “Okay, it’s a 1-1 draw but we’re still in the FA Cup and we need to finish it next week.
“We’ll be looking to progress so if it’s not today, it will have to be in the replay. We want to go as far as we can in every competition and this one is important.”
“We have to the job now at White Hart Lane,” explained Davies. “It’s definitely our aim to kick on and win as many games as we can in every competition – this one is no different. We’re going to go ahead, try to pick up as many wins as we can and go as far as possible.”
Tottenham did have chances to win the match, but Burnley gave them a tough test and perhaps deservedly got themselves a replay.
While Spurs had 52% of possession and three of their six shots on target, Burnley had 48% of possession and three of their five shots were on goal.