Burnley defender Erik Pieters insisted there was no lack of effort from him and his teammates as the Clarets were crushed 5-0 by a rampant Tottenham Hotspur.

The Dutchman saw first-hand just how clinical Spurs can be, shipping two goals in the opening nine minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

Harry Kane opening the scoring in the fifth minute with a dripping drive from 30 yards before Lucas Moura scrambled home a second.

A incredible solo goal from Heung-min Son made it three before the break before Kane grabbed his second soon after the restart and Moussa Sissoko finished off the rout with 20 minutes to play.

And Pieters said: “We made mistakes, but they were clinical with their finishing.

“I think everyone did their best. You don’t go into a game wanting to lose.

“Everyone gave it a shot, but they were so clinical and when it’s 2-0 after 10 minutes it’s going to be a tough game.

“After three defeats you have to look at yourself and we must have a little chat with each other.

“It’s simple details that go wrong. They were clinical but we can’t make those mistakes because then it’s going to be a hard game, it doesn’t matter who you play.”

The pick of the goals from a Spurs point of view was undoubtedly their third when Heung-min Son picked up the ball on the edge of his own box, from a Burnley free-kick no less, before running the whole length of the field and slotting past Nick Pope.

Boss Sean Dyche felt one of his players should have probably committed a ‘technical foul’ to stop the Korean international as he broke over the halfway line.

But Pieters said: “It was a beautiful goal, you have to admit that, but you would prefer he did it against someone else.

“But he did it against us. He’s a quality player, good feet and it was a great goal. It was a tough day.”

Despite being on a run of three games without a win – in which the Clarets have shipped 11 goals with just one in reply,

He said: “You can’t change things now. We have to stick together. It’s a good group. It’s an honest group and an honest manager and we will stick together.

“We are going to work on small details and we are going to be ready for next week.”