(Tottenham – Chelsea 1–1, 5–4 in penalty conc.) Timo Werner (24) scored his first goal for his new club, but then Erik Lamela ensured that there was a penalty shootout. José Mourinho was small, but could cheer for advancement to the quarterfinals.
The Portuguese was not very happy that it went as it went. The TV pictures showed that he ended up in a mouth-to-mouth fight with his former student, Frank Lampard.
The microphones caught Mourinho thinking that his old midfield general was too loud on the sidelines after taking the lead.
– When you lose 3-0, you are not up here, Mourinho said, among other things.
Before the exciting penalty shootout, however, the TV pictures showed that the two took each other by the hand and split up.
– With Frank, the most important thing is my feelings for him rather than the words we exchanged. I will always owe him everything for how he was as a player. For a player, friend and professional, Mourinho told Sky Sports after the match.
In the penalty shootout, it was Mason Mount’s penalty kick that was fatal. The Chelsea player was the only one who missed.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard also sent on a strong team in the quarter-final against city rival Tottenham.
That might say something about the width of the light blues when they still made nine changes. Timo Werner and Mateo Kovacic were the only ones to start the league game against West Bromwich.
The experienced defender César Azpilicueta was among those who were back in the starting line-up for Chelsea.
After 19 minutes, he found Timo Werner with a great pass, for which the German thanked and bowed.
Characteristically, he put the ball right just outside the penalty area, before hammering into the near corner behind Spurs captain Hugo Lloris.
Mourinho fetched Dier to the toilet
The goalkeeper, along with Eric Dier, was the only Spurs player to start the previous league game.
The latter seemed to incur Mourinho’s frustration. Dier ran into the locker room with Mourinho in tow, before he came running out onto the field again.
Chelsea got a chance while Dier was in the player tunnel.
– He was not so happy, but there was not much I could do with. Nature called, says Dier to Sky Sports, where he was named the course’s best player.
– It may be a normal thing when you are completely dehydrated. I knew he had to leave, but I was just trying to get him back, “said Mourinho, who praised Dier for the match he played.
At the opposite end, Chelsea’s new cage keeper Édouard Mendy got the chance from the start.
He kept the cage clean in his first round for the dark blues, but must also thank midfielder Kurt Zouma for the help.
The youngster Gedson Fernandes was close to rounding him and putting the ball in goal, but a heroic intervention by the French midfielder made sure to stop the Portuguese.
After the break, however, came the scoring for Tottenham. Seven minutes before the end, Erik Lamela tore himself free and put in the equalizer which ensured that there was a draw after 90 minutes and thus a penalty shootout.
Eric Dier, Erik Lamela, Pierre Højbjerg, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane all scored for Tottenham.
So did Tammy Abraham, César Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Emerson for Chelsea.
But when Mason Mount missed the fifth penalty, Chelsea were out.