HONEST Kyle Walker-Peters admitted Saints didn't deserve to progress past Leicester and into the FA Cup final, admitting: "I don't think we were good enough."

Having beaten Shrewsbury, Arsenal, Wolves and Bournemouth, without conceding a goal, Saints took on Brendan Rodgers's side at Wembley.

But they were beaten 1-0 in a tight affair, with Kelechi Iheanacho's goal the only effort on target from either side at Wembley.

Reflecting on the loss to the Foxes, a downbeat Walker-Peters told the Daily Echo: "I don’t think we were good enough, honestly.

"We didn’t create enough chances. I thought we defended quite well. We really focused on our defending. Unfortunate goal to concede.

"We hadn’t conceded throughout the whole tournament and to concede like that was a bit cruel, but I don’t think we deserved to win unfortunately.

"It’s a learning curve for us, it’s a learning curve for everyone at the club and hopefully we get another shot at it next year."

He added: "I don’t think Leicester were great either, to be honest.

"I think it wasn’t the best of games. Both teams didn’t have great chances.

"But I think Leicester got that chance, they took it and we didn’t create anything to combat that. Horrible, but I don’t think we deserved to win.

"It’s so disappointing. We really wanted to create history, wanted to make the fans proud and we weren’t able to.

"Well, I’m sure we’ve made them proud getting to the semi-finals, but we weren’t able to make that last step.

"But we’ve got more games coming up, they come round fast. So we need to refocus and prepare for the upcoming games."

The first of those games comes tomorrow evening, when Saints head to Walker-Peters's former club in Tottenham Hotspur (6pm).

It has been a turbulent few days for the north London club, first announcing their decision to join the breakaway European Super League, before then dispensing with their manager Jose Mourinho.

Discussing his reaction to the sacking of his former boss, Walker-Peters said: "I think everyone was a bit shocked.

"They’ve been struggling a little bit. They’re really fighting to get in the top four.

"On our side, we’re fighting to end the season well, with as many points as possible. So we’ll be going there trying to stop them."

Despite the departure of Mourinho, there is set to be a familiar face to Walker-Peters in the dugout tomorrow evening.

Spurs have confirmed Ryan Mason has stepped up from his coaching role to lead the team on an interim basis until the end of the season.

While both did not play a competitive game together at Spurs, Walker-Peters and Mason did come through the academy at the north London club, with the latter in the senior set-up as Walker-Peters was beginning to get a little taste of first-team life.

Mason's playing career was cruelly cut short in 2018 after suffering a fractured skull whilst playing for Hull City.

He then returned to coach at Spurs, working alongside Walker-Peters, before the latter joined Saints.

And the defender is looking forward to catching up with the 29-year-old tomorrow.

"I’m delighted for him," said Walker-Peters of Mason.

"It will be nice to see him, hopefully beat him! It’s a great opportunity for him.

"We’ll be going there with everything. We’ll give it everything and let’s see what happens."