Pochettino: Tactics aren’t the key to beating Chelsea

09 January, 2019, 00:25 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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Chelsea conceded twice in the opening 16 minutes as Spurs inflicted Sarri's first competitive defeat, ending an 18-match unbeaten run.

Kane scored in the first half of Spurs' Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea, calmly slotting home from the penalty spot after being felled by Kepa Arrizabalaga inside the box.

"Pochettino has never won a trophy so it's massive for Spurs, far more important than it is for Chelsea".

"After the match in the Premier League I realised the real situation, so of course now this match is more important", Sarri added.

"As I explained for different players, it's not only in our hands, it's what the player wants. I don't know if they will be able to play tomorrow, maybe not for 90 minutes". He can play but of course sometimes he will be on the bench, like Willian or Pedro, but now I can start to consider him at the same level.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino does not expect the club "are going to do anything" during the January transfer window.

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The Italian, who is 60 this week, pointed to Pochettino having been at Tottenham since May 2014 and agreed that the Argentine needs to win a trophy to prove his managerial pedigree. "To build up a very good team you need time".

"It is like playing in the Champions League [to win] the League Cup, so here everything is really, really very hard".

Sarri, whose side also beat Derby and Bournemouth to reach the last four, added: "It is like to play in the Champions League, I think, for the League Cup".

"I think that here in the first season it is really very hard for everybody - Pochettino, four years [without a trophy], for Klopp, four years [without winning anything]".

Blues supporters have been under the spotlight in recent weeks after a number of high-profile incidents, including a derogatory chant about Spurs supporters that featured alleged anti-Semitic language at a Europa League match in Hungary last month.

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