Tottenham Hotspur go into the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea this evening with a 1-0 advantage courtesy of a Harry Kane penalty in the first leg.
However, Tottenham’s attacking options are certainly thin on the ground with three of their most prolific players in front of goal in Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son all unavailable for the game.
Spurs also have a poor record in Stamford Bridge in recent times. Spurs managed to finally overcome their hoodoo with a 3-1 over the Blues in West London last season in what was their first win at Stamford Bridge in 28 years.
Pochettino, however, said before the game that neither Tottenham’s poor away record at Chelsea, nor their 3-1 win last season matter going into the semi-final as the circumstances involved are different.
Speaking during the pre-match press conference the Argentine told Football.London:”It’s going to be a different game. Different competition and different circumstances. Until last season it was a very bad record, I think it was 27 years since Tottenham won there. Of course why not win again?”
However, the 46-year-old said that he was optimistic about his side’s chances of getting a result and making it to the final.
He added, “Always I am positive. After the game maybe I will tell you too much positive. But I am always positive and optimistic, I trust in my players and squad and for sure we are going to fight and try to give our best to try to be in the final at Wembley.”
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