Video: Mourinho explains why playing Burnley is always ‘a special game’

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Jose Mourinho has admitted that coming up against Burnley is always a special game since very few Premier League sides play the way the Clarets do anymore.

Over the last few seasons, Sean Dyche’s men have built a reputation as a hardworking, defensively-solid side.

Their direct approach, combined with the difficult conditions at Turf Moor, has seen the club take Stoke City’s place as the stereotypical tough away trip in the Premier League.

The Tottenham boss admitted that although everyone knows how Burnley play, it will be very difficult to stop them.

Watch what Mourinho said to Spurs TV ahead of the Lilywhites trip to Turf Moor this evening:

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From the evidence of the first five league games, defending against balls into the box and set pieces seems to be our main weakness. Burnley are better placed to exploit that than almost any other side in the Premier League. So we certainly cannot afford to concede cheap free-kicks if we want to come away with three points.

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