EFL Cup quarterfinal round
A couple weeks ago, Tottenham made the short trip to Arsenal and conceded 4 goals and a harsh defeat in the Premier League. This time, in the EFL Cup, they got their revenge by winning 2-0 and advance to the semifinals on the competition.
Coach Tottenham, Pochettino comments on the win:
“I feel so happy, very pleased. It’s my first victory at the Emirates and the first clean sheet for Tottenham (at the Emirates). The performance was very solid and at the end we got what we wanted, to be in the semi-finals and now we prepare for Chelsea in the semi-finals.
It was a tough game, a derby, you need to play differently because there are a lot of emotions. It was so competitive. Arsenal have a very good team. The game was very exciting.
“It was an amazing victory for us, for our fans. They enjoyed it a lot. A few weeks ago when we lost here they suffered a lot and this is a moment to enjoy.”
Arsenal need to regroup as they lost the past two games
Coach Arsenal, Emery on the home loss:
We created chances in the first half to score, but today the efficiency was not good for us. We didn’t concede a lot of chances. But they have good players with quality who scored. We worked for 90 minutes and in our moments we didn’t take our chances. They scored theirs. Only the first half, I think we were good on the pitch but then sometimes we needed a bit more of the ball to keep possession longer. But that’s not easy against them because they press really well. Our planned game, we worked on that. It was poor finishing.
We need to continue creating our identity, our strong ideas to be more consistent in the games. But this is our way. Now we’ve finished in this competition and are thinking about Saturday because we have another three very important competitions, the first is the Premier League, then the Europa League and also the FA Cup. Today we finished this competition. We are going to assess every player, how they are tomorrow in training and for a difficult match against Burnley on Saturday.