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Mourinho sees funny side of Dier’s bathroom break as Spurs beat Chelsea [Video]

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VIDEO SHOWS: POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE WITH JOSE MOURINHO AND FRANK LAMPARD AFTER TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR BEAT CHELSEA IN LEAGUE CUP. STILLS OF MATCH

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1. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF ERIC DIER ON FLOOR

2. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF ERIC DIER TACKLING MASON MOUNT

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3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING:

“With Eric you can imagine what happened for him to leave the pitch. You can imagine what happened. I knew it. I was just pushing him to come back as soon as possible, because no more changes and one player less. It is the consequence of something not human that he did, which is to play two matches completely dehydrated, tired, no energy in the muscles, completely dead. Of course he is not playing Thursday because I would definitely kill him.”

4. WHITE FLASH

5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING:

“The problem is that it was not a pee.”

6. REPORTER SAYING: “It was something else yeah? It was probably even worse then?”

7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING

“Yes.”

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8. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF MASON MOUNT MISSING PENALTY

9. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF MASON MOUNT LOOKING DEJECTED

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10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING

“With Frank the most important thing is my feelings for him. It is more important than any words we exchange. My feelings to him I will always hold him, everything that he gave me, he gave me everything he had as a player and I never forget that

Tottenham dumps Chelsea out of League Cup on penalty kicks

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham staged a second-half comeback before eliminating Chelsea on penalties to reach the quarterfinals of the League Cup on Tuesday.

The first nine penalties were all successfully converted before Chelsea’s Mason Mount missed the target to ensure Tottenham advanced 5-4 in the shootout after the game ended 1-1.

Tottenham, playing its second of three games in a four-day span, was completely overwhelmed by Chelsea in a first half when Timo Werner scored his first goal for the west London club.

Sergio Reguilón gave the ball away on his Tottenham debut at left back before Werner scored in the 19th minute. 

But the recruit from Real Madrid made amends in the second half when Jose Mourinho’s side was transformed, showing the threat missing before the break.

Reguilón chipped the ball over for Erik Lamela, who got ahead of Emerson Palmieri to net the equalizer in the 83rd minute past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who was making his debut in the Chelsea goal.

No extra time is played in the League Cup, so the game went straight to penalties and Tottenham scored all its spot kicks in a shootout without the usual pressure coming from the stands. Games are being played in empty stadiums still due to the pandemic.

“We fought until the end and got the draw to go ahead with the penalties,” Lamela said. “This team really wanted to win and now I want to enjoy it. We’re very happy to win the game, it means a lot and every day we need to play like this.

“The first half was difficult, they had a lot of possession and we tried to press but it was difficult. In the second half we pressed higher and started to play like we wanted.”

Tottenham, which was held to a draw

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs defeat Chelsea in EFL Carabao Cup, but not without an Eric Dier in-game bathroom break

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The EFL Cup showdown between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday produced everything you could imagine. From goals to a manager chasing a player into the locker room who went on a mid-game bathroom break. 

The Blues took the lead through Timo Werner, but a late goal from Tottenham’s Erik Lamela forced penalty kicks at 1-1, with Spurs advancing 5-4 from the spot after Mason Mount’s spot kick went wide of the goal to seal the match.

Mourinho, coaching against his former club, finally beat his former star player Frank Lampard after four meetings. But it wasn’t the penalty kicks, the goals, the London derby or even the solid debut of new Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy that highlighted the night.

During the match, Tottenham defender Eric Dier walked off the pitch to use the bathroom. Not able to hold it, he left his team with a player less in defense, and then Mourinho went looking for him. Take a look:

It’s going to be interesting to hear what exactly went on, why Dier couldn’t wait and more. Look — we’ve all been there. But props to Dier for coming back into the game and converting his penalty kick with class. Mourinho explained what happened after the match:

Dier spoke to the media after the match and said “nature was calling.”

For Chelsea, it’s a disappointing result but one that in the end will matter little to them with the club prioritizing the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup. But on a positive note, new signing Timo Werner finally found the back of the net for the first time in an official match as a member of Chelsea, beautifully taking his best chance of the game.

With the win, Tottenham advance to the quarterfinals of the competition. The