Alas, it wasn’t to be for Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners at Wembley in the final of the Capital One Cup.
Spurs enjoyed a brilliant campaign and did extremely well to get to the final. Rotation became crucial in recent weeks, but Spurs managed to put out their strongest eleven to take on Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho, though, knows exactly what he’s doing in games of this magnitude. Goals either side of half-time won it for the Blues despite Tottenham controlling reasonably long spells of the game.
Here’s how Twitter reacted.
This side'll get better of the years, still young & inexperienced on the whole. Today a massive lesson for a lot of them.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) March 1, 2015
Nabil Bentaleb my pick of the Tottenham players #thfc
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) March 1, 2015
It wasn’t to be. Spurs weren’t quite good enough and Chelsea, under Mourinho, efficient. It’s a learning curve. #COYS
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) March 1, 2015
Chins up, Spurs. Bested by the best team in the country. Dier-Bentaleb-Eriksen-Kane is a helluva young spine to build around. #COYS
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) March 1, 2015
— Tom Collomosse (@TomCStandard) March 1, 2015
Textbook Mourinho 2nd half. Got a goal, sat deep, defended well & looked dangerous on the counter. Plenty of time wasting/gamesmanship too.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) March 1, 2015
Decent first half display but, not for the first time, #THFC's performance dropped off. Another striker needed quickly.
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 1, 2015
They're a world class side assembled via heavy investment. We gave them a game with academy and homegrown talent. Much to be proud of. #COYS
— tehTrunk (@tehTrunk) March 1, 2015
Not Spurs' day, but much spirit shown without reward. Bentaleb…what a player #coys
— Mark Butcher (@KOwriting) March 1, 2015
We've a young squad. We've got a bright future. Let's not dwell on this. Heartbroken but not broken. Up the Spurs, always. #COYS
— Addicted to Spurs (@AddictedtoSpurs) March 1, 2015