Following the defeat, attentions quickly turned to Sunday's meeting with Arsenal and the Clarets boss maintains that is simply the reality of where every club's priorities lie.
“It's disappointing because at the end of the day, the only thing we haven't had here is a really strong cup run, and I thought, going into the game, there was such a good feeling among the players, and the energy of the players, I was pleased with that and thought let's try and get through this one and see where it takes us," he said.
"But, in the grand scheme of things, it's just logic, the Premier League is so powerful, and our part in it is so important, that is still the focus, whether we won or not.
"It's not emotion, it's just facts.
“I've had great times in the cup, certainly as a player but the Premier League is massive for us, for a club like this."