Mauricio Pochettino insists that Eric Dier and Lucas Moura must not shoulder any blame after the pair missed penalties as Tottenham crashed out of the Carabao Cup in a dramatic shootout against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.
Emerson's performance should earn him a starting role in the final against City, but it all depends on whether Maurizio Sarri thinks he's suited to the game. Eden, I think, I have to be fair that he has been doing it. I just play my football. Andf today I do so.
Trailing 1-0 from the semifinal first leg, Chelsea turned the tie on its head with goals by N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard in the first half but Fernando Llorente struck for Tottenham at the start of the second half. "He has a very good understanding with Olivier Giroud that created a fantastic game [against Tottenham], and I'm sure he will have a good understanding also with Higuain".
Pochettino said: 'I don't need to talk with this.
Whatever happens, Rabiot looks certain to leave the French champions one way or another, as reports of the player refusing to commit to his current suitors have coincided with him being left out of the squad for their last three Ligue 1 matches. The problem was the motivation.
"I was really very happy with the performance before the penalties", he said.
"I've told the players I feel so proud".
"We knew in this type of situation the most important is to compete and we compete [d]".
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Maurizio Sarri's side issued the flawless response from some mixed form lately by blowing Spurs out of the park in the first-half and eventually end up on the winning side.
"People will say they keep coming up short when it matters but I think they've a justifiable reason tonight".
This comes after the Blues hierarchy allowed the signing of Argentine football star Gonzalo Higuain which now puts pressure on Maurizio Sarri to deliver.
"We are always close to the last step [to trophies] but to achieve it is the most hard thing", said the Argentine ahead of Sunday's FA Cup tie at Crystal Palace.
"Now, with the performance, with the result, we can find again enthusiasm".
He launched serious attack on his flops claiming that Arsenal were more determined than his players in the Premier League tie.