Connect with us

INTERVIEWS

“Unlucky”- Conte makes sobering admission following Carabao Cup heartbreak 

Published

on

Antonio Conte admits Chelsea deserve to play in the Carabao Cup final over Tottenham Hotspur 

According to the club’s official website, Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte suggested that his team had good chances to complete a comeback against Chelsea, but were unlucky on the night.

Spurs suffered a disappointing defeat against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg to bow out of yet another competition. An Antonio Rudiger header was enough to seal the 3-0 aggregate win for the visitors. Conte’s team showed urgency yesterday, which they lacked in the first leg, but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide. 

Performance-wise, both teams might have been in the same boat. Fortunes could have been different had some of the key decisions gone our way. Tottenham saw two penalty decisions overturned by the VAR before a Harry Kane goal in the game’s dying minutes was called offside.

Antonio Conte admits Chelsea deserve to play in the Carabao Cup final over Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo: Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini made a sloppy mistake in the Carabao Cup clash against Chelsea. (Photo: Reuters)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte suggested that even though Chelsea had the edge over our team considering the performance in both legs, Spurs should have secured a better result in yesterday’s game. The Spurs boss went on to add that Chelsea deserves to take part in the showpiece event next month.

“Over two legs, Chelsea deserved to go to the final. But I think in the second leg tonight, we deserved a better final result. We created many chances, and the players played with a great intensity, with a will, a desire not to lose the game.”

The former Inter Milan manager also hinted that the decisions that went against his team played a huge role in the result. Luck plays a huge role in football, especially when it comes to matches against top teams.

“We were also a bit unlucky. I don’t like to use this word, but sometimes it can happen during the game, two penalties that were changed and a goal disallowed after VAR.”

Antonio Conte admits Chelsea deserve to play in the Carabao Cup final over Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo: SkySports)
Antonio Conte believes Tottenham Hotspur deserves a better result from yesterday’s game. (Photo: SkySports)

While it is d beatable if we could have turned the tide had VAR favoured us, it is no excuse for the poor displays we put up over the two legs. While the second leg saw us show more of a fight, the abject outing the first time around more or less sealed the tie.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

With us falling short once again, the players have to take responsibility and come back stronger in the upcoming matches. We have to considerably raise our game if we are serious about challenging for major titles.

The FA Cup now represents our last chance for silverware this season. But, if our team continues to be outperformed by small clubs like Morecambe, then there is no doubt that we will go trophyless for another season. 

An enthusiastic Premier League follower and die-hard football supporter. I am no expert, but I try to present the facts as it is to maintain transparency. Our opinion can differ, but our heart beats together when our favourite team wrestles it out on the ground.

Spurs Transfer News

Tottenham have strong interest to sign Keane Lewis-Potter. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images) Tottenham have strong interest to sign Keane Lewis-Potter. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
ARTICLES55 mins ago

“Rejected”- English club chief sends £30m transfer message to Tottenham regarding 21-year-old talent

Tottenham Hotspur dealt transfer blow as Hull City owner makes Keane Lewis-Potter future admission Tottenham Hotspur have received a blow...

Alessandro Bastoni is one of the top left centre-back targets for Spurs. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images) Alessandro Bastoni is one of the top left centre-back targets for Spurs. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
Columns2 hours ago

Report: Tottenham in driving seat for signing Alessandro Bastoni

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are in driving seat for signing Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni According to Corriere Dello...

Yannick Carrasco is a transfer target for Tottenham. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images) Yannick Carrasco is a transfer target for Tottenham. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES3 hours ago

28-year-old La Liga star receives transfer offer from Tottenham

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur make contact with Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco According to Spanish journalist Juanfe Sanz of El Chiringuito...

Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES18 hours ago

Tottenham to battle with arch-rivals for Brazilian forward playing in England

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur express interest in Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest...

Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images) Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Man City star on Tottenham’s radar to entertain transfer offers from abroad

Tottenham Hotspur linked Raheem Sterling will entertain offers from outside England According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur-linked Raheem Sterling is ready to entertain offers...

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen. Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen.
ARTICLES21 hours ago

“Good chance”- PL manager provides damning update on Tottenham’s midfield target

Thomas Frank has conceded that there is a good chance Christian Eriksen stays at Brentford Speaking in a press conference...

ARTICLES22 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham eye 27-year-old PL star to reinforce midfield

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are targeting John McGinn from Aston Villa According to The Telegraph (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target. Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target.
ARTICLES24 hours ago

Tottenham planning to raid Serie A heavyweights for 26-year-old Dutch defender

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target According to The Sun, Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries is among the...

Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images) Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Man United star could hand transfer boost to Spurs by influencing Serie A giants’ stance

Juventus could sell Tottenham Hotspur target Weston McKennie if Paul Pogba joins them this summer According to Italian sources Tuttosport and Gazzetta Dello...

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner. Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Championship side pip Tottenham to the signature of 20-year-old English prospect

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner According to The Argus, Cardiff City have completed...