Having lost the Premier League London derby earlier this month against Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur got the perfect revenge on Wednesday evening as we put them out of the EFL Cup and claimed our place in the semi-finals of the 2018/19 competition.
Son Heung-Min opened the scoring in the 20th minute of the first half, and Dele Alli wrapped the game up just prior to the hour mark to give us the victory and keep what has already been a good season, ticking along nicely as we hunt for silverware.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the fulltime whistle, former England left back Danny Rose spoke of his delight at ‘silencing’ the crowd at the Emirates Stadium given how Arsenal had ‘celebrated like they had won the league’ in the previous encounter earlier in December.
“Our only motivation was remembering the nonsense that Arsenal posted after the game a few weeks ago. That was our motivation. Players that have only played 10 games for Arsenal were getting ahead of themselves. We used that in a positive way. It’s karma. They fully deserve what they got. The cherry on top was silencing them after remembering how they celebrated like they had won the league. We’ve put that result right. We’ll see where they are come the end of the season and we’ll see where we are.”
Rose rarely mixes his words in interviews – for good or for bad in fairness – so his comments certainly aren’t out of character, but having skippered the side on the night for the first time since January 2016, it’s understandable as to why he was a little over excited.