Pochettino admits to sleepless night after Chelsea defeat

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

An injury-hit Tottenham Hotspur went out of the Carabao Cup on Thursday evening after they lost the penalty shootout to Chelsea.

Tottenham were missing the attacking trio of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min going into the game along with long term absentee midfielder Victor Wanyama.

While Chelsea dominated the first half and raced into a two-goal lead, Spurs fought back in the second half and got a goal back with Llorente to even the score on aggregate.

With the away goals rule being scrapped in the Carabao Cup, the tie went straight to penalties following the 90 minutes.  Eric Dier and Lucas Moura failed to convert from twelve yards which allowed Chelsea to book their place in the final against Manchester City.

Pochettino admitted that he had a sleepless night after Spurs went out on penalties and that the mood around the camp was pretty glum.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of Spurs’ FA Cup game against Crystal Palace, the Argentine told Football.London:”I think it’s not great the mood, first of all because it’s difficult to sleep after the games. When you win it’s difficult, when you lose it’s worse.”

“Of course we were talking in the changing room after the game with the players. I think it’s all clear the ideas and the feelings and emotions and today of course is a bit of a sad day, difficult day, because we are all tired. We arrived late at home last night and today was early the training session, 9am here. But that is normal process.”

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