N’Golo Kante didn’t feel the scoreline reflected the pattern of the game at Wembley last night, and that is one of the reasons to be optimistic for the second leg in a fortnight’s time.
Harry Kane scored the only goal of the first meeting between us and Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final, but when it came to possession, attempts on goal and territory it was the Blues who came out on top, making the final outcome more frustrating.
Kante was one of those thwarted, hitting the post with a neat flick in the first half, and then seeing a long-range strike saved by Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga in the second.
‘The penalty put us in difficulty, we tried to react but we couldn’t score a goal, and that’s why the result is like it is,’ said Kante.
‘We did a good game, we had a lot of the ball. The statistics show we could have had a better result, but it is what it is. We need to accept that.
‘I think now we can get a better result at Stamford Bridge,’ added the midfielder, turning his attention to the second leg.
‘We have more chance in front of our fans. We will need them. We have a match to get to the final and we will give our maximum to do it.’