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Burnley face a Tottenham team who were on the wrong end of a 4-1 result against Manchester City, the best team in the country, last week and manager Mauricio Pochettino is bringing his players back to the North West looking for a better result.

“It’s an important game for us, and for them,” he said. “For us it’s about moving on and trying to win. We are ready. Players are disappointed because of the defeat against City but after you have time to train and to talk you change that energy and try to move on.

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“The team is ready to compete, ready to go to Burnley and try to win again. It’s been a good week to work and refresh some concepts and again, to be all together, to try to assess, to analyse and try to improve.”

Pochettino, who first came up against us almost four years ago in the FA Cup when he was manager of Southampton, said of us: “Burnley are having a great season, a great job. They are in a very good position in the table and it will be tough.

“It’s always tough at Burnley. They believe, they have very good energy, they are a very tough team and for us, after the defeat at City, it’s a good place to go and try to win, to be at our best and try to change that feeling.”

Sean Dyche, with, as always, his feet on the ground, spoke about the improvement he’s seeing from his team. “We’re progressing, you can see that,” he said. “It’s beyond the league table. On and off the pitch the players are delivering performances and I’ve been very pleased with that.

“You want to look at the team in the tunnel and know they are going to give everything for the cause. It gives you a better chance of getting what you want, and I think we have that. They respect and believe in each other and the squad, that’s a really healthy position to be in as a team.”

He knows it will be a difficult game though.”They’re a fine side,” he said of Spurs. I like what the manager is doing with his players. We have to be on our toes, like any other game, but especially for the upcoming fixtures. There’s certain teams that have that little edge and Tottenham Hotspur are one of them.”

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