Brennan Johnson reveals Tottenham players are enjoying life under Ange Postecoglou after their FA Cup win – but insists 'we want to keep progressing and getting better'
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Brennan Johnson has urged Tottenham to continue building the momentum after they advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Spurs had to work hard on Friday evening due to Burnley, but eventually broke the visitors' resistance thanks to Pedro Porro's excellent goal in the 78th minute.
It gave Tottenham four wins in five games, despite an abundance of unavailable players.
Now Johnson is enjoying the attacking philosophy being implemented by boss Ange Postecoglou.
'We're having a lot of fun with it. You can see that in how we play on the field,” Johnson said. We want to continue to make progress individually and as a team we want to keep getting better.
Brennan Johnson has revealed how Spurs players are feeling under Postecoglou
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'Before the game the manager said: 'We are in two competitions, the Premier League and the FA Cup, and we are not at any point where we can slack off or play half-heartedly in this cup.'
'We even know (here) that we won 1-0, but it took seven minutes of extra time and they continued with everything.
'We have to give it 100 percent and play like we play every week. If we can continue to build momentum in this cup and continue to play like we do in the Premier League, I think we have every chance (of winning silverware).”
Tottenham will discover their fourth round opponents on Monday, but for a long stretch of Friday's clash a replay at Turf Moor looked on the cards.
It took Porro's spectacular effort to finally break the deadlock and Johnson greeted his teammate.
Johnson told ITV: “There was no luck with that. Anyone who watches him every week knows the quality he has, especially on the ball.
“I think most weeks he's sometimes too far away to shoot, but he won the ball back and there weren't that many options.
'He has the quality. He shoots a lot in training, misses a lot, but it came out and it was an incredible goal.”
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It wasn't an overly positive evening for Postecoglou, with Giovani Lo Celso forced off early and, more worryingly, Ben Davies picking up a possible hamstring injury.
While Postecoglou hoped Lo Celso's withdrawal was “muscle fatigue”, he was more somber about Davies, who will be assessed in the coming days.
There was better news for Micky van de Ven after he returned after a two-month absence with a hamstring injury, but remained an unused substitute ahead of next weekend's visit to Manchester United.
'He's fine. The plan was to give him some playing time, but the way the game went we needed something up front to break them open,” Postecoglou added.
“We kept him on the ice, but he trained this week, he was fine and will train fully next week. He's available.'
Burnley also have injury concerns ahead of Luton on January 15, with Lyle Foster replaced with an unspecified problem, while Charlie Taylor hurt his shoulder.
Clarets boss Vincent Kompany explained: 'We'll see. I hope it's not bad news.
'I can't tell you much more, but hopefully with that little bit of extra time we will have good news for the next match.'