Re­play was not the plan for Jan

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JAN VER­TONGHEN ad­mits the last thing Tot­ten­ham needed was an FA Cup re­play.

Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino’s side added to their crowded fix­ture list when they were held to a 1-1 third-round draw by Burn­ley on Mon­day night.

That means Spurs will play six games in 21 days at the end of this month.

And af­ter al­ready play­ing 32 games, the chal­lenge of com­pet­ing for the Europa League as well as the three do­mes­tic tro­phies is be­com­ing even more daunt­ing.

Cen­tre-back Ver­tonghen said: “We didn’t want another game, but it’s some­thing we have to cope with.

“The im­por­tant thing is to go through. It’s just a a shame we couldn’t do it this time as we now have another game.

“I’m strug­gling to count the games I’ve played re­cently. But when you’re in the flow, you’re happy to have them.

“We’re in the semi-fi­nals of the Cap­i­tal One Cup, we’re alive in the Europa League and now we need to think about the next games in the Pre­mier League and fight for our ob­jec­tives, like qual­i­fy­ing for the Cham­pi­ons League next sea­son.”

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