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Tottenham manager Mourinho: 'We were ready to fight.'

Mourinho and Lamela react to Tottenham Carabao Cup win against Chelsea.

It was a thrilling encounter between Tottenham and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, with both sides playing out a 1-1 draw before the match was eventually decided by a penalty shootout.

Jose Mourinho was delighted with how his Tottenham side 'made Chelsea look ordinary' in their Carabao Cup win against the west London club on Tuesday night.

The Lilywhites played out a 1-1 draw Frank Lampard's Blues after 90 minutes, thanks to goals from striker Timo Werner and Erik Lamela.

The game couldn't be decided within 90 minutes so it went down to penalties, with the homeside booking their spot in the quarterfinals of the competition after Mason Mount failed to hit the target but his Chelsea teammates Tammy Abraham, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, and Emerson scored their spot-kicks.

It was a game of two halves with Chelsea dominating the first and Spurs dictating the second, especially after Mourinho brought in the likes of Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and midfield ace Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg.

After the victory, a happy Mourinho told Sky Sports they were ready to fight.

"We were ready to fight, I told you," the Portuguese said. "I told the players before the penalties that they were magnificent in the second half, we made Chelsea look ordinary. The team waited for the right moment.

"I have to think about three games at the same time but the players only thought about this game, they were phenomenal. Phenomenal.

"We tried to organise a team with the players we had available, What happened to Eric Dier is not normal, I have to praise him in a special way. It should be forbidden for a player to play two games in 48 hours at this level [after he played against Newcastle]. What he did is not human to do.

"He had to go [when he ran off] - he had no chance. Maybe it is a normal thing when you are completely dehydrated which is the case, I had to put pressure on him to get back but he is a great example for everybody. If the authorities don't care about players, I care.

"On the penalties, I have a negative record but I had the feeling that everything was going well."

Goalscorer Lamela added: "We are very happy to win, it means a lot for us.

"The first half was difficult, they managed the ball and we tried to press but in the second half, we played like we wanted to. With penalties sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

"Everyone shot very well, this team really wanted to win."

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