Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has explained why he was disappointed with the team’s performance in the FA Cup game against Burnley.
Spurs secured a 1-1 draw against Burnley earlier this week, which has setup a replay ahead of the fourth round at White Hart Lane.
Dembele has revealed there was a big desire for the club to make it through to the next round quickly and has also explained how he feels the side can perform better when the sides have a rematch.
“It’s disappointing that we drew because we really wanted to win at Burnley,” he told Tottenham’s website.
“Now we have a replay against a tough and organised team. We will take them seriously again at home because we know it’s difficult against them.”
“Next week we have to play our game, try to keep moving the ball quickly and impose our game on them.”
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was left frustrated with the replay because it’s another game for him to prepare for in a very busy period in the schedule.
Tottenham’s advantage is being at home and they will back themselves to beat any team in front of their own fans.
One of the side’s best characteristics is the way they dominate possession in the middle of the pitch and if the side can move the ball quickly, as Dembele suggests, they should have too much for Sean Dyche’s side.
Spurs also press well and it’s important for them to maintain that asset, which will enable them to win the ball back quickly when Burnley do enjoy any periods in possession.
Spurs have a great chance to be successful in the FA Cup this season and a win in the replay sets up a good looking fixture for the club against Leicester City.