Dons striker Taylor: We can be proud of Wembley display against Spurs

Lyle Taylor felt his AFC Wimbledon side emerged from Sunday’s 3-0 FA Cup defeat to Tottenham with their pride intact, writes Anthony Scales.

Harry Kane struck twice for Spurs at Wembley but the hosts had to wait more than an hour to break the deadlock.

Dons striker Taylor said: “We knew chances would be at a premium but we went in and we stuck to our defensive task and we did what we could. I don’t think we did ourselves any shame at all.

Tottehnham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon, Emirates FA Cup 3rd Round, Wembley Stadium, 7 January 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

“It’s hard to say you’re happy when you’ve lost but when you take into account how good they are, and how strong a team they played, it’s no disgrace to lose 3-0 to Tottenham.

“I would have liked to have found myself a little bit more one-on-one with Jan Vertonghen.

“Every time I was in sight of the ball with the centre-halves, Victor Wanyama was in there doing his job, which was frustrating.”

”Tottenham are one of the best three sides in Europe right now – along with Man City and PSG – so we’re not saying we’ve been disgraced.

“Sometimes you have to take your hat off and say ‘they’re really, really good at football'”.

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