Carabao Cup Semi-Final: Antonio Conte Reacts As Tottenham Draws Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte, has said that it will be ‘nice’ for his team to play against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final.
Conte said this while reacting to his side’s Carabao Cup semi-final draws against Chelsea.
The Italian believes that the Carabao Cup semi-final draw against the Blues proves that it is ‘very, very difficult’ to win a trophy in England.
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Conte’s side booked their place in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night after beating West Ham 2-1.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will play Liverpool in the other semi-final fixture.
“I think it is good for Tottenham to reach the semi-final of this competition,’ Conte said at his post-match press conference after the match.
You can see the names of the teams who have reached the semi-final – Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and us – it means every club wants to try to lift this trophy.
“I remember in the past when I was at Chelsea, this trophy was not secondary, but we used this trophy to play with young players, or with players who usually aren’t in the starting XI.
“Now, I am seeing that in England, to win a trophy is very, very difficult because we’ve had to beat important teams.
Tonight, we played against West Ham, don’t forget West Ham eliminated Manchester United and Man City, in England, it is very, very difficult to win something.’
Conte added: “For sure, it will be nice, good to play against Chelsea for me.
“I spent two amazing seasons with Chelsea and I enjoyed a lot, everything there.
“But now, I’m the manager of Tottenham and I’m ready to give everything for this club.”