Burnley midfielder reveals how Clarets will set up against Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur found it hard work to break Burnley down when the sides met last December at Wembley.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche set his team up to defend deep and crowd out the Spurs midfield.

The away side showed no ambition at all going forward and did not even commit men forward on rare counter attacks.

The ploy worked for most of the match as Tottenham found it extremely hard to create chances. However, much to Spurs fans’ relief, Eriksen popped up with an injury-time winner to secure all three points.

While Spurs fans certainly didn’t like how Burnley approached the game as well as their time wasting tactics, their plan certainly worked for most the game. So, it will come as no surprise if the Clarets try something similar when Tottenham travel to Turf Moor on Saturday.

Burnley midfielder Jack Cork has confirmed that they will approach the game on Saturday in a similar manner.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Cork said, “We limited them to a goalless draw until the last minute when we last played them at their place so hopefully we can do a similar thing. If we can nick a goal then we’ll have a great chance.”

The 29-year-old also said that given the good run of form they are on, the Clarets are confident of getting a result against Spurs.

He added, “It’s another top six side, but we’ve been in great form, we’re seven unbeaten now so we shouldn’t be scared of anyone, especially at home.

“We’ll go into it with a good attitude and I’m sure we’ll be able to get something.

“We’re in a good place and we know we’re going to go out there and put a good performance in. When we’re all performing well and we’ve got the right attitude then we do get results.”

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