According to Mauricio Pochettino, he is “desperate” to win his very first trophy in English football. He has built this Chelsea team from “nearly zero”. But as he has successfully led them to the finale of the Carabao Cup now he is determined to win this tournament. On Tuesday, his team of Blues empathically reversed their 1-0 first-leg deficit with a shinning 6-1 victory against Middlesbrough from the championship side. They won the match 6-2 on aggregate.
Apart from Chelsea which team will be joining to play the Carabao Cup Final On the 25th of February still ought to be revealed. The next semifinal will be held between Liverpool and Fulham, the verdict will be out tomorrow after they meet at the ground. But, when Chelsea has won against Middlesbrough, every football lover is praying for Liverpool to get a stand-out final on the 25th of February.
This is the first time Chelsea has reached this far after losing both the EFL Cup and FA Cup to Liverpool in 2022. And the daunting rivalry between these two FCs is almost a decade old. In 2015, Pochettino lost in the final. And in the 2019 Champions League, they again lost to Liverpool. Pochettino said, “I’m desperate to win a title here.”
“We won in one and a half years in Paris three trophies and we want to win here. I’m desperate to win. It’s really important for us. We are going to have Fulham or Liverpool, two amazing teams, but now is the moment to believe that we can win. It’s an important step,” the coach added.
Pochettino asked the team to be ready for Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday. According to him, reaching the final will boost the faith of everyone, he said, “This young team with this type of experience, to go to Wembley, we are going to build our trust and confidence and our mentality.”
The couch shares, “The mentality of the club is amazing, the culture is to win but we are a new team. We need to build trust and feel what it means to go to Wembley and play a final.” In the last match, Pochettino asked Mykhailo Mudryk to leave after half-time, as he was concerned that the winger might go to pick up a second booking.
“If you watch the game he got a yellow card,” he explained, “Then there was an action at the end of the first half that was too risky, if he touched the opponent he would have got a second yellow and we didn’t want to take a risk. It wasn’t necessary to risk having him on. That is why we changed him.”
The fans are excited to see Chelsea on top of this list, but Chelsea doesn’t have much time to celebrate this victory as they will be starting their preparations for the big day. But, they will be back in action to play against Aston Villa in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday at Stamford Bridge.