Jose Mourinho might have played down the relevance of the Carabao Cup to Tottenham Hotspur’s season prior to their match against Chelsea on Tuesday but he could not hold back his excitement after Spurs picked up the win.
Spurs beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 in normal time.
Timo Werner put Chelsea ahead in the first half but Spurs found a late equaliser through Lamela, taking the match into the shootout.
Both sides were perfect until Mason Mount hit the post with Chelsea’s fifth kick, with Spurs progressing as a result.
Jose Mourinho had stated that he considered the Carabao Cup a lower priority competition than the Europa League and the Premier League.
However, his celebrations after the match show that Mourinho always values a win over one of the top teams, especially his old employers, no matter which competition it’s in.
“I told you before the game we would be ready to fight and we were ready to fight,” he said after the match.
“I told the players they should only think about this game, but I have to think about three games at the same time. They only thought about this game and they were phenomenal, so all credit to the boys.
Take a look at his celebrations below:
Jose Mourinho skipping into the dressing room after beating Chelsea 😭 pic.twitter.com/AkTst4Muin
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 30, 2020