Sarri assesses prospects for Carabao Cup Semi-final second leg.
Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri said his Blues deserved more than a defeat after their first-leg display in the Carabao Cup semi-final at Wembley.
The west London club fell to a 1-0 defeat by Tottenham on Tuesday night as Harry Kane’s 26th minute spot-kick proved the difference between both sides on Tuesday night.
“We deserved more because in this match we played better than the opponents,’ Sarri said as chelseafc.com quoted. ‘We were in control of the match and defended well against a team dangerous in the offensive phase, so we deserved more. We played about 70 balls in the opposition box against 11 balls of Tottenham in our box, 18 shots against seven I think, five goal opportunities against two, so we deserve more.
“So I am really disappointed with the result but very happy with the performance, one of the most important of the season from my team.”
The Italian continued: “Because we played with a very good level of application and determination, with the head and with the soul, and we played this way with continuity for 95 minutes.
“Usually we have defended very well for 60 minutes and then we have had problems with the last 15, 20, 30 minutes. This time the level of application was the same for 95 minutes so I am very happy with this.”