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Harris eyes promotion after Cup exit

12 March 2017

The manager thanks players and fans following Spurs defeat...

Neil Harris has claimed that whilst Millwall have enjoyed their Emirates FA Cup run, it means nothing unless promotion from League One is secured at the end of the season.

The Lions bowed out of the competition at the Quarter-Final stage on Sunday afternoon, as Premier League Tottenham Hotspur ran out 6-0 winners.

Heung-Min Son's hat-trick was accompanied by strikes from Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Vincent Janssen as Spurs eased into the Semi-Finals.

"We all came here today with inspiration to what the FA Cup is about and what we've achieved in previous rounds, beating three Premier League sides," said Harris.

"We thought that this could be another one - another major upset - but we also knew that Spurs could play really well and cause us a lot of problems, which they did.

"We were under no illusions it was going to be tough and I'm disappointed with the final score, but Spurs were absolutely outstanding today.

The manager added: "We've enjoyed this competition. It's been a great distraction for us. People talk about cup competitions as not needed, things that get in the way - for us, it's given us momentum and inspiration to go on a 17-game unbeaten run.

"I've addressed my group after the game today and thanked every one of them, telling them it's been a privilege to be their manager in this competition. I also want to say thank you to the fans for today and for their support throughout the competition.

"But it means nothing unless we go on and get promoted out of League One."

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