The first League Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham quickly turned to the Blues. Better in all areas of the game, Thomas Tuchel’s men logically won 2-0 thanks to goals from Havertz (5th) and Davies against his camp (34th). Already led from a break at the break, the Spurs never knew how to react thereafter. They only got one small chance from Lo Celso in added time. A very poor record.
This poor performance forced Antonio Conte after the meeting to a finding that hurts. His team is very far from his opponent. “From the start, Chelsea were very superior to us. We suffered a lot in the first half, we’re talking about one of the best teams in the world anyway. There is no comparison possible with our team. Today we saw the difference between the two teams. It’s very clear, there is a significant gap ”, concedes the Italian, before continuing.
Conte has work ahead of him
“We need time and patience. Everyone must be patient. Tottenham’s level has dropped a lot in recent years, we have to fight to win every game. We must be humble and keep working. It will not be enough to strengthen the transfer window, we will have to fight until the end to keep a good place in the standings. If we think we are not far from it, we are not on the right track. “ Strong statements.
Faced with his former team (2016-2018), he had to recognize his inferiority, but he goes even further. If the transfer window can possibly narrow the gap between the two teams a little, the Spurs have displayed a worrying level of play for the rest of the season. And there, the transfer market cannot do much about it. Arrived in November to replace Nuno Espirito Santo, Antonio Conte has his work cut out for him. He already knows all of this. But after the elimination in the Europa Conference League, and that almost recorded in the League Cup in addition to a disappointing 6th place in the Premier League, it starts to do a lot …
Source: Foot Mercato : Info Transferts Football – Actu Foot Transfert by www.footmercato.net.
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