Jose Mourinho hails Tottenham as 'magnificent' after Carabao Cup shootout win against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho hailed Tottenham as "magnificent" after their Carabao Cup shootout win against Chelsea, while revealing more about a touchline exchange with Frank Lampard.

Erik Lamela's 83rd-minute equaliser cancelled out Timo Werner's first Chelsea goal, sending the game to the lottery of spot-kicks. Tottenham scored each of theirs before Mason Mount pinged his effort off the crossbar to send Lampard's side out.

Mourinho's love affair with the Carabao Cup continues, having progressed from 26 of his 31 League Cup ties, but Tuesday represented the first time he has progressed via a penalty shootout in the competition, losing his previous three.

The Portuguese boss was full of praise for his Tottenham side after their performance, telling Sky Sports: "I told you before the game we would be ready to fight and we were ready to fight. I told the players before the penalties that I don't care about the penalties, I care about what we did before.

"We were the best team, we were magnificent. In the second half a super team like Chelsea looked very ordinary, and they are not. We played so, so well.


Older Post
Newer Post

Leave a comment

Close (esc)


Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Ticket Booking

You do not have any bookings at the moment.
Browse Football Matches