March 5, 2024

Chelsea are through to the Carabao Cup ultimate and will face one of Liverpool or Fulham on February 25, with Mauricio Pochettino putting his players a clear challenge after the Middlesbrough win

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted it is “really important” for his young Chelsea facet to win a trophy. The Blues swept aside Middlesbrough on Tuesday night to impenetrable a region in the Carabao Cup final, giving Pochettino the danger to win his first trophy in England.

The Argentine failed to win silverware all through his five years with Tottenham but will have the hazard to win the Carabao Cup on February 25. In his way will be one of Liverpool or Fulham, with the Reds retaining a 2-1 benefit going into the second leg, which will be performed this evening.

A Jonny Howson own intention plus strikes from Enzo Fernandez, Axel Disasi, Noni Madueke and a Cole Palmer braceensured it was a blissful night at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea, with a late Morgan Rogers strike nothing greater than a consolation. After the match, Pochettino was requested his thoughts on attaining the final.

“Yes, in some points, it’s amazing. On one side, I think it’s an super achievement due to the fact I assume it was our goal from the start,” the Chelsea boss said. “With no Europe, no Champions League, no Europa League, no Conference League, to build a team almost from zero, it was once our goal to be at Wembley in February – and that job is done.

“But now it is about to win the final. Yeah, I’m so happy. But on the other side it appears like it’s not vital because Chelsea is about to win Champions Leagues, Premier League and it appears like it is no longer so important.

“I suppose we want to begin to recognise and supply credit score to the team. I assume it’s important for the club, essential for us and this system to build a new team.”

He added: “Yes, I am desperate to win a title here. We won in Paris, three trophies and we desire to win here. I am determined to win here, of course. That is a headline.”

Pochettino will now watch Wednesday evening’s Carabao Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Fulham with notable focus. It’s little over four weeks till the closing and Sunday, February 25 should be a magnificent day for no longer solely Chelsea however Pochettino too.

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