The Carabao League Cup Final is set
In a thrilling semifinal return leg match, Chelsea overcame its 1-0 deficit and dominated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1. The two teams were tied at 2-2 at the end of the 180 minutes and penalty shoot-outs determine the winner.
At this game the home crowd played its role and gave extra spark to Chelsea’s players who won 4-2 the shootout. Now, Chelsea will have the luxury to play for a title against Man City at the end of February. The Final is scheduled on Feb 24th at Wembley and the Amazing Bet could favor Sarri and his men who have already beaten City this year.
He thinks his has the keys to unlock Guardiola’s game plan. In fact, Chelsea inflicted Man City its first defeat in the Premier League season [2-0 early December]. The two teams will meet once time before the final at Manchester just two weeks before Carabao Final match.
Chelsea coach Sarri comments on the achievement:
“I think that they reacted very well tonight. But I didn’t attack my players, I only said we had a problem. The reaction was very good. I think we need to have motivation with continuity now, but I was very happy with the performance before the penalties.
Of course it’s better because we will now play a final. A very difficult final but I was very happy with the performance. Also if there was a different outcome from the penalties (I would have been happy).
I think in the last three or four matches we had a problem, firstly motivation and then the players stopped to having fun on the pitch. Now with this performance and result we can once again find enthusiasm which is very important.
I think we have to think about the 180 minutes, the two matches. In two matches I think we deserved to win, and I think in this match we deserved to win without penalties.
I’m happy because I will go to play a final at Wembley which is important for me, my players and the club, but now we must think about the next match in the FA Cup.”