Tottenham will face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semifinals. Spurs coach Antonio Conte admits he is ready to face his former club.
Tottenham advance to the Carabao Cup semifinals after eliminating West Ham. The Lilywhites won with a score of 2-1 over the Hammers in the quarter-final match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Thursday (12/23/2021) early morning WIB.
The hosts won thanks to goals from Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura. While West Ham was only able to reply through Jarrod Bowen.
Break through to the semifinals
Conte welcomes Tottenham’s success in reaching the Carabao Cup semifinals. The Italian coach is determined to bring his team to victory.
“I think it’s good for Tottenham to reach the semi-finals of this competition,” Conte said.
Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and us. That means every club wants to try to lift this trophy.”
It’s Not Easy To Win Trophies
Conte also realizes that it is not easy to win the Carabao Cup trophy even though this competition is often underestimated by English clubs.
“I remember in the past when I was at Chelsea, this trophy was not the second one, but we used this trophy to play young players, or with players who don’t usually make the starting XI.
“Tonight we played against West Ham, don’t forget West Ham got rid of Manchester United and Man City. In England it is very, very difficult to win something.”
For Conte, the match against Chelsea will be a reunion. Conte previously managed the Blues and led the club to the Premier League title in the 2016/2017 season.
Chelsea meets Tottenham in Carabao Cup semi-final, Thomas Tuchel: Difficult!
Chelsea managed to secure a ticket to the Carabao Cup semifinals after beating Brentford. Next, the Blues will meet Tottenham in the last four.
Chelsea face Brentford in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Playing at the Brentford Community Stadium, Thursday (12/23/2021) early in the morning, the Blues managed to win with a score of 2-0.
Playing at the opponent’s headquarters, Chelsea got a goal through a Pontus Jansson own goal and a Jorginho penalty. Both goals were created in the second half.
See you Tottenham
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said Tottenham would be a difficult opponent for the Blues. However, the German coach is looking forward to meeting Antonio Conte’s side.
“Obviously it will be a difficult draw because there are four strong teams. Tottenham is good for our fans, the London derby but the game will be very difficult,” Tuchel told the club’s official website.
“We did everything to be in the semi-finals. We deserved it, so we are looking forward to the game.”
Tuchel also praised Chelsea’s performance against Brentford. According to him, the Blues have played very well in this match.
“I am very happy. It was a brilliant performance and a brilliant result, so I am very happy for the players. They showed a great mentality.”
“They are very disciplined, very structured, and in that structure we performed individually. It was very well done from them.”