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Mousa keen to see off 'tough and organised' Clarets

Posted on 7 January 2015  - 09:30

Mousa Dembele has seen enough of Burnley to know they’ll be a tough proposition in next week’s FA Cup Third Round replay.


On the bench for our 2-1 home win over the Clarets in the Premier League last month, the Belgian international midfielder played 90 minutes in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.

The latter result means we’ll face Sean Dyche’s men again at the Lane for a place in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup and a home tie against Leicester City.

For Mousa, it promises to be another testing encounter following on from a frustrating result in Lancashire.

“It’s disappointing that we drew because we really wanted to win at Burnley,” he said.

“Now we have a replay against a tough and organised team. We will take them seriously again at home because we know it’s difficult against them, but it’s a game we really want to win so that we can get into the next round.

“We certainly won’t underestimate them. We’ve seen that they’re a dangerous side. They play a particular style which makes it difficult at times.

“The second half at their place was an improvement but we can still be better.

“Next week we have to play our game, try to keep moving the ball quickly and impose our game on them.

“If we do that then we can progress to the next round, which is what we’re all aiming for.”