VIDEO: Burnley boss – score wasn’t a fair reflection

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Burnley boss Owen Coyle felt that Tottenham’s 5-0 scoreline wasn’t a fair reflection on the game.

Robbie Keane grabbed himself four goals, while Jermaine Jenas scored his first of the season in a pleasing victory at White Hart Lane.

“Obviously, I’m certainly disappointed there’s no doubt about that,” he said.

“You look at the game and we didn’t deserve to lose by the scoreline we did. As bizarre as it sounds we controlled large periods of the game in particular in the first 17 minutes before the penalty was awarded.

“It was a poor decision by Andre to give away the penalty, but we were back in the game at 1-0.

“When all is said and done we’ve conceded some really poor goals, so we are not going to hide behind that.

“It’s not good enough and I’ve told the players that. I’m not coming to games away from home and treating the game any different and the players should be of the same mind.”

“We need to stop shooting ourselves in the foot,” he added. “As good as their finishing was from Tottenham because they’ve got class players, our defending was poor at best.

“I certainly believe that we are capable of getting points on our travels and that’s a disappointment to me and the way we’ve conceded those soft goals.

“There’s obviously work to be done on the training ground and we’ll look to address that and look to pick ourselves up quickly.

“Anybody that was there will know that it’s not a scoreline that justifies what happened in the game.

“I can’t say that Tottenham weren’t better than us on the day, but not to the tune of five goals.”

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