On the performance...
"The most difficult part was to start well and be 1-0 up. After that we became a little bit easy. At 1-1 we understood it was a real cup game. That is what it was really. We were a bit jaded physically and in the final third, we lacked a little bit of sharpness. They played a committed cup game. The second half was us dominating without really being decisive. They only played with counter-attacks but they did it very well."

On the draw being a fair result...
"It is a result – fair or not fair is very difficult to rate. They gave everything tonight. They had the right attitude and commitment."

On being happy with four points in two tough away games...
"No because I wanted six points. I expected more to drop points at Liverpool than here but football is like that and Burnley had a very good game."

On Burnley's strength...
"They did not have a moment where they lost focus. They are suited to play against teams who make the game. I have seen them play and when they are at home and have to make the game. It is entirely different."

On the injury to Cesc Fabregas...
"He is injured but for how long I don’t know. It is a hamstring. He will not play on Saturday."

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