Tottenham boss Antonio Conte confessed that his side deservedly lost to a superior Chelsea side in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup defeat. After Blues’ boss Thomas Tuchel commented on Romelu Lukaku’s return in Carabao Cup football news, Conte admits Chelsea outperformed Spurs. After the 2-0 away defeat, the Italian coach also warned he cannot wave a magic wand to improve Tottenham with football transfers. So, it is unlikely that the side’s fortunes will change for the better in the current transfer window.
Spurs’ hopes of winning the trophy took a big hit as they went down 2-0 in the semi-final’s first leg.
And it was Kai Havertz’s early strike and a Ben Davies own goal that sealed the visitors’ fate. This away loss leaves them a daunting task in next week’s return match, which will play at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Carabao Cup Football News – Conte Admits Chelsea Outperformed Spurs
“It was a difficult game, difficult from the start, Chelsea showed to be much better than us,” Conte explained to Sky Sports after the game.
“The first half, we struggled a lot from the start but we know that we are talking about one of the best teams in Europe, in the world, last season they won the Champions League. If you compare the two teams there is not a comparison.
“We are talking about a team ready to win – today we have seen the difference between the two teams. “It is not easy to play at Stamford Bridge, the way they were very concentrated, they won the ball every time and then we conceded also a goal we were unlucky.
“When you start the game and after a few minutes they score, for sure the game becomes very difficult.
“But, I know the situation, it is very clear in this moment there is an important gap. We have to try to fight to stay in the league in a good position, but if we think we are close, I think we are not in the right way.”