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Carabao Cup

Mourinho one step closer to fifth League Cup trophy

6 January 2021

Jose Mourinho has guided Tottenham Hotspur to the Final of this year’s Carabao Cup, as he vows to end Spurs’ 13-year wait for a trophy

Spurs reached the Final of the Carabao Cup with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Sky Bet Championship side Brentford on Tuesday night.

A goal apiece from Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-Min helped them progress to the Final of the League Cup for the first time since 2015, and manager Jose Mourinho was delighted that he could put a smile on Spurs' fans faces at full-time.

“I am really happy that we could give them some sort of happiness tonight, we worked for them,” he said, speaking after the game.

“Semi-Finals are there to win and we made sure we did enough to win it.

“Final’s without trophies are sad days, but Final’s with trophies are amazing, eternal days in our memories.”

Spurs are now just one win away from a first trophy in 13 years, as Mourinho aims to get his hands on the trophy for a record fifth time, and he could face his old side Manchester United in the Final should they overcome noisy neighbours Manchester City on Wednesday night.

But the Portuguese manager is keen to ensure that his players are suitably prepared for the Final, regardless of the opposition.

He added: “I thought we were solid enough to win, and we had the game under control, we didn’t play brilliantly, I think we have to do better with the ball.

“This is what we are and this the quality that we have, the game was always under control against a team who are coming here next year to play in the Premier League.”

“When the 25th of April arrives, we have to be ready to fight for that trophy.”

Follow updates from the Semi-Finals via @Carabao_Cup on Twitter.

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