Burnley man insists club were ‘disappointed’ not to capitalise on Spurs’ poor form

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Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill has revealed that he and his teammates were disappointed the match on Sunday was postponed as they felt it was a good time to play Tottenham.

The match at Turf Moor was called off less than an hour before kick-off as a result of heavy snowfall. 

Antonio Conte admitted that the players were keen to play but insisted the right decision had been made given the circumstances.

The referee in charge of the game, Peter Banks, explained the field was covered by snow just ten minutes after it was cleared and added that the game would have had to be stopped every 15 minutes had it gone ahead. 

He further cited concerns around player safety as one of the reasons for the postponement. 

Brownhill insisted that Burnley saw it as an opportunity missed as they were looking forward to taking on Conte’s men.

He told talkSPORT: “Unfortunately, the game for us was called off and the staff and everybody involved went out onto the pitch. 

“You could see that a number of staff and even the chairman was trying to help to get the game on because for us we felt like you know we’re in good form. 

“Tottenham weren’t flying, compared to what they usually are or compared to the sort of the players that they’ve got. 

“We thought it would have been a great time to play them. So, it’s a bit disappointing that the game was called off but, on a positive, we’re fresh and ready for the game on [Thursday] night. 

“Having two games in a week rather than three is only going to benefit us with more energy.”

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No game at Turf Moor is ever easy but I was confident that we would see a reaction from the players after the loss to Mura. Looking at how the other results have panned out, it was a great opportunity missed to pick up three points and move up the table.

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