‘Paid the price’ – Harry Kane reacts to ‘poor’ Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea

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Harry Kane has taken to social media to express his disappointment after Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. 

Spurs fell behind early at Stamford Bridge when a loose pass from Japhet Tanganga was intercepted by Marcos Alonso, who slipped in Kai Havertz to slot in via a big deflection off Davinson Sanchez. 

Antonio Conte’s side struggled to make inroads against the Blues as they searched for an equaliser, with the hosts keen to force mistakes in defence and midfield. 

But the task was made even bigger for Spurs on 35 minutes when Tanganga cleared a Hakim Ziyech free-kick into Ben Davies, with the ball flying past a powerless Hugo Lloris into the corner. 

Spurs somewhat improved in the second half and looked to press for a consolation but had to wait until the 88th minute to register their first meaningful shot on Kepa’s goal before eventually having to settle for a defeat. 

The performance was a blunt one from top to bottom for Conte’s men, with both Harry Kane and Hung-min Son failing to get into the game at all when Spurs needed a spark going forward. 

The England captain took to social media following the disappointing result in London, claiming Spurs ‘paid the price’ for a poor display but insisted the tie is not yet over. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Spurs really struggled on all fronts against Chelsea and couldn’t get Kane into the game much. Then when in possession, he wasn’t exactly the most useful with the ball either. The result could have been worse though, but Spurs need to produce something much better if progression into the final is made. 

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