Potts reveals Town players looked ‘crushed 4-0’ despite struggling for ‘good’ Burnley point

City defender Dan Potts has revealed the Hatters players appeared to have been ‘crushed 4-0’ when they returned to the Burnley dressing room on Saturday, despite taking what was effectively a well-deserved point of the competition.

It was Potts who had struck to put the visitors ahead in just five minutes, sneaking into the net after Elijah Adebayo’s header had drawn him in after excellent work from Amari’i Bell.

Although they looked comfortable at the break, Luton themselves were then breached with five minutes of the second half up, Josh Brownhill curling insistently past Ethan Horvath as he pounced on the weak clearance from ‘Adebayo.

Dan Potts is mobbed by his Hatters team-mates after putting Luton ahead at Turf Moor on Saturday

Although a draw against the recently relegated Premier League side, who recently appointed former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, spending millions in the transfer window to strengthen their squad after losing a number of their top players, was something most fans would have accepted before the game. , after scoring the first goal, Potts admitted that for the players there was a hint of frustration that they hadn’t left with the three points.

He said: “You look at the game as a whole, that’s probably a decent point.

“It’s a tough place to come, not many guys have played here, you knew the first game for them, new manager, you could see the atmosphere and I thought we handled it well at the start.

“We scored the goal and then we knew what they were talking about last week.

“They’re a good team, so coming off the pitch with a point, you probably look back and think it’s a good point.

“Before the game the main thing was, nothing to worry about, we’re off again, 11 other players we’re playing against, a different shirt and that’s what gave us success last year.

“We weren’t really afraid of anyone. You always have to respect the opponents but there was an element of not having too much respect when we were going away from home.

“You probably come into the dressing room and you probably think we’ve been crushed 4-0.

“A lot of disappointed faces, but I think that was how the game was at the end.

“When you come off the pitch and you know you were under the cosh to some extent, they didn’t really create a whole lot, but you know they had a lot of the ball, so when we look back on Monday , we’ll probably think that was a good point.

With Clarets fans in a boisterous mood ahead of kick-off, eager to get behind their side and new boss Kompany following relegation to the Championship, home fans remained loyal to their team throughout, even taking late early.

Decibel levels rose further after Brownhill’s effort found the corner of the net, with the majority of the nearly 20,000 in attendance urging Burnley to nab a winner.

Although Ashley Barnes and new signing Manuel Benson have grown closer, Luton have managed to see the final stages and ensure they remain unbeaten this season.

Keeping a cool head after being pushed back, Potts said: “When that happens you look around the guys and they know what position we’re in now.

“Listen, we just conceded, we have a long way to go, you could hear the noise in the stadium, but I think we handled the situation very well.

“I don’t remember them having too many chances, they had a lot of ball, we worked on it this week, without possession, we knew what was coming, and we have our rewards at the end.

“The manager said to Ethan, ‘looking back on the game, can you remember having anything to do other than the goal?’

“And he said ‘no, not really.’

“It was similar to Birmingham last week, what he needed to do, he did it comfortably, there weren’t really any clear cut chances where he needed to make the final stops.

“Sometimes that’s what you’re looking for, did you get away with one?

“Okay, they had a lot of ball, but I think we defended the box very well.”

Potts reveals Town players looked ‘crushed 4-0’ despite struggling for ‘good’ Burnley point

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