Lampard: Mount has my support and Mourinho my respect

The Blues held a 1-0 lead for much of the game, given to us by Timo Werner’s first goal for the club. That was until the 84th minute when Erik Lamela equalised for the home side and with the regulations in the Carabao Cup this season taking the tie straight to penalties with no extra-time, it would be decided in the manner of our last meeting with Spurs in this competition, the semi-final two seasons ago.

Unfortunately, on this occasion the shoot-out did not go our way and after nine penalties had been dispatched, Mount, knowing he had to score, clipped the outside of the left post with his attempt.

Before his thoughts on that moment, Lampard looked at the game overall and the way that after a strong Chelsea first half, our opponents came back into it.

‘We were dominant and wanted to score more goals at that point because of the amount of possession, and we had a couple of chances,’ he said.

‘I think Tottenham would have felt that hard and they changed their game, they went longer in their build which meant our press, which had been fantastic in the first half, was not so relevant up the pitch. They turned us around and we had to go backwards rather than press forwards and then it became very difficult.

‘We could have been better on the ball in the second half and maybe dealt with that physical nature of the Spurs game but even so, they had some chances second half and so did we, and at 1-0, one goal finishes it and we didn’t get that.’
 

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