MILLWALL boss Neil Harris admitted there was “dented pride” after the 6-0 FA Cup thumping at Tottenham last weekend – but he wants his players to take inspiration from the standards they experienced from the opposition.
The Lions’ 17-game unbeaten run came to an end as Spurs ran riot, and Harris said he told his squad afterwards to put the same intensity Spurs showed into preparations for the League One clash with Bury on Saturday.
“First and foremost Spurs were brilliant,” Harris said. “I think we could have played any formation, any personnel, we could have been any opposition, we could have been Man City at the weekend – Spurs would have taken anyone to the cleaners, they were that impressive.
“I said to the players afterwards I was proud what we had achieved in this competition, I never would have dreamed we would have beaten three Premier League teams.
“There’s dented pride, definitely, because of the scoreline.
“Is there inspiration for us from that game? Definitely, because of the standard Spurs set. If you look at their professionalism and mentality in how they approached the game, their physical attributes and then their ability, those four things were immense at the weekend.
“I said to the players, every passing drill, every training session, every finishing exercise has to be to the intensity Tottenham showed.
“So we can use the lessons we learned Sunday in abundance. We take inspiration from what we have achieved in the competition.
“We quickly put it to bed, take pride in what we have done and look forward to getting back to league action.”
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