Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists his side are not far away from turning a corner despite falling to a Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday night.
Lucas Moura's second half header sent Spurs through with the Clarets struggling to create any clear chances on a disappointing night at Turf Moor.
It means Burnley's only 90 minute victory this season has been against League Two Rochdale and Dyche's side are in desperate need of three points when they welcome Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday.
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But the Clarets chief was bullish after the Spurs game and here's what the boss had to say when quizzed on the match, creativity issues, debutant Connor Roberts and the form of Nick Pope.
Was tonight a missed opportunity?
"It is not a missed opportunity when you are playing Tottenham.
"They are a good outfit, they didn't find many moments which was pleasing
"It is about delivering performances that can win, there were a lot of good things
"I thought the fans were terrific and stayed behind the team
"In the last 10-15 minutes we were on the front foot, a couple of near misses from set pieces, and a couple of blocks from them and they got through the tie
"The challenge is trying to turn these performances into wins."
You used all four strikers but struggled to find the creativity to supply them?
"We are searching for different ways to operate.
"Talking about service, creatively before the last game we were sixth in the table for quality chances so we are obviously servicing the box with quality at times
"The magic moment needs to come our way and we have to work for it to come our way."
How did you assess Connor Roberts' debut?
"He did fine
"I have been trying to get him games before he came into the side but he is a fit lad and he did fine so he will continue to develop."
Nick Pope seemed back to his best tonight?
"No doubt that he is a top goalkeeper, he is back to real sharpness
"We thought it might take a little bit of time, that is human.
"He was sharp, we gave them the chances. We have to eradicate that and the players mentioned it half time. I asked them for a bit of feedback and they said 'we have to keep the ball with more clarity'
"We have to keep working on that but there were a lot of good things in that performance
"It is frustrating for me to keep saying it, I know how we work and I always try and call it honestly and there were a lot of good things to how we work, the energy, the commitment to the cause and I think the fans noticed that.
"They are going to be important for us."
No Wayne Hennessey, is he injured?
"He hurt his ankle and it flared up so he had to have an injection to calm it down and hopefully it will settle down quickly."
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