Tottenham Has To Win The FA Cup This Season- Harry Kane

Tottenham Has To Win The FA Cup This Season- Harry Kane

Tottenham Has To Win The FA Cup This Season- Harry Kane

No explanation was given on Sunday for the 15 minutes that elapsed between Dele Alli poking in Tottenham's third goal and the first movements on the Chelsea bench that heralded the belated introduction of Olivier Giroud.

Spurs could even afford the luxury of doing the damage without Harry Kane, who made his return from a three-week layoff with ankle ligament damage 16 minutes from time. He could take heart from the examples of players like David de Gea and Roberto Firmino, who were criticised in their first seasons in England and are now considered to be among the best players in the league.

The Spurs boss conceded Alli had faced a "tough period" in not featuring for England against Italy - but insisted he never doubted the 21-year-old's ability to bounce back.

"Dele is not one to be affected if he plays or does not play". The Tottenham manager has also shown that he can work well despite a limited budget, which has been a problem for Conte at Chelsea this season. "It's more about the expectation being so high".

"Our prayers are for the family and him and I hope to see him very soon".

"After 28 years to win again at Stamford Bridge, I think is a massive thing for our fans", Pochettino said.

"To create a winning mentality you have to get good results in big stadiums like Bernabeu or Stamford Bridge", Pochettino said, reflecting on the draw at Real Madrid earlier in the season and Sunday's success.

Much has been said about the managers future in London as he has publicly vented his frustrations with the club over their transfer dealings, with both players coming in and going out without the former Inter coach's knowledge. We have to help him win the trust and confidence of the national manager.

"Champions League football is a must and we're in a great position", Kane said. But, despite this, in the second half, we started the game very well. We have to be focused and try to prepare the next game.

Things were not looking as rosy for Spurs when a Hugo Lloris mistake allowed Alvaro Morata to put Chelsea into the lead, but as has been the mandate this season for Conte's men, they failed to capitalise on their chances and allowed Spurs to get a foothold back into the game through Eriksen, who picked up from right where he had left off before the worldwide break.

"Today we had a great chance to close the gap with Tottenham, and we lost this chance". We've thought it for six or seven months. If we are in this position, we deserve to be in this position.

But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty broke the deadlock after a disputed foul by Bruno Martins Indi on Mesut Ozil, before the Gabon striker fired home from an Ozil corner.

He told Sky Sports: "I am sure people will still be disappointed with the way I have played, they will have plenty to say".

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