Frustrated Sarri reacts to Chelsea defeat against Tottenham

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/01/2019

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was left frustrated about the 1-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup in the semifinal first leg at the Wembley Stadium.

Harry Kane’s goal from the penalty spot was the difference of both side as Chelsea hope to overcome the deficit when they entertain their London rival in the return leg of the clash.

And Sarri says, "We deserved more because in this match we played better than the opponents. We were in control of the match and defended well against a team dangerous in the offensive phase, so we deserved more.

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We played about 70 balls in the opposition box against 11 balls of Tottenham in our box, 18 shots against seven I think, five-goal opportunities against two, so we deserve more.

"So I am really disappointed with the result but very happy with the performance, one of the most important of the season from my team.

"Because we played with a very good level of application and determination, with the head and with the soul, and we played this way with continuity for 95 minutes.

Usually, we have defended very well for 60 minutes and then we have had problems with the last 15, 20, 30 minutes. This time the level of application was the same for 95 minutes so I am very happy with this.”

Sarri and his men will entertain Newcastle in their next game in the Premier League before they welcome Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the second leg of the Carabao Cup.