Maurizio Sarri believed his facet ought to have wrapped up their Carabao Cup semi-final with Tottenham earlier than going to penalties, however was impressed with the efficiency.
The Blues went forward after 27 minutes, as N’Golo Kante’s strike from the sting of the field went by way of a number of pairs of legs earlier than beating Paulo Gazzaniga.
The hosts quickly moved forward within the tie, as a fast free-kick scrambled Spurs, permitting Eden Hazard to select the nook and make it 2-1 on combination.
Spurs would combat again early within the second half, as Danny Rose crossed in for Fernando Llorente to degree the tie.
Penalties can be required to separate the edges, and misses from Eric Dier and Lucas Moura allowed Chelsea to progress into the Carabao Cup closing, the place they may meet final season’s winners Manchester Metropolis.
Talking to Sky Sports activities, Sarri mentioned: “I feel we deserved to win Three-1 or Four-1 tonight however the opponents have been in a position to put us in bother firstly of the second half.
“However, we performed very nicely and have been very harmful and had plenty of alternatives.
“I used to be very pleased with the efficiency. We reacted very nicely. The gamers had an excellent degree of dedication so I used to be very pleased with the extent of efficiency.
“I feel that in 180 minutes within the two matches we deserved to go to the ultimate.”
Sarri had an attention-grabbing outburst concerning new signing Gonzalo Higuaín.
“Higuain was fortunate as a result of if he noticed us within the final match he can be a bit bit frightened I feel!” defined Sarri.
“However we’re in a position to play lots. Within the final three or 4 matches we weren’t in a position to be harmful. Tonight was higher.”
Requested whether or not he received a response from his gamers after criticising them following the 2-Zero loss at Arsenal, Sarri lashed out over claims that he publicly shamed his squad.
“I didn’t assault my gamers,” insisted Sarri.
“I mentioned solely that we had an issue. The issue was the motivation.
“On this match we reacted actually very nicely. Now we’ve got to indicate continuity.”
“We’ll attempt [to win the final] nevertheless it’s actually very tough towards Manchester Metropolis.
“For my part Metropolis are the very best staff in Europe so will probably be very tough, however in fact we are going to attempt.”
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