“We were dominant and we want to score more goals at that point because of the amount of possession. Couple of good chances, Callum had a good chance at the end of the first half.
“Tottenham will have felt that hard and they changed their game to go longer in their build which meant that our fantastic press in the first half wasn’t as relevant up the pitch.
“They turned us round and made us run backwards, rather than pressing forwards and that becomes really difficult to be fair to the lads. We could have been better on the ball in the second half, maybe dealt with the physical nature of the Spurs game but it slightly changed the case of the game.
“They had chances in the second half but so did we. At 1-0, the second goal finishes it for us and we didn’t get that.”
What did you say during the Jose Mourinho spat?
“We were having some fun on the line. I get on well with Jose and I think he said that to me. I commented on the fact that he seemed to speak more with the referee than he speaks with his players so it is just a moment with us.
“I have a huge respect for Jose, no matter what he says on the touchline. I think he was feeling the sense of the first half and how it was. All was well at the end of the game and that will never change.”
Mason Mount, a shattering blow for him to miss that penalty?
“I don’t think a shattering blow is what it should be. A disappointing night to get knocked out of the Carabao Cup. Mason will have many more nights for this club and for his country where he will play in games with huge importance on them and he will be the deciding factor on a positive note in them.
“He has my support for all times and the team and everybody around it. You miss a penalty it is a collective when you get to a game like this.”
Edouard Mendy, thoughts on his debut?
“I thought he was very good. He made a couple of good saves, one particularly good save. He came and caught a few balls, even the one where he came and didn’t catch, the idea that he wants to be positive is not a bad thing.
“Very, very pleased with every part of his game, really.”
Handball rule is that referees will now have a more lenient approach. Something you welcome?
“Yeah, I think we all do. It has been pretty universal, the feeling of the new rules after the first couple of games. It just feels like common sense to take the rule back to where it was before. I think they tried to find clarity and in doing so it was the wrong kind of clarity. So let’s see how it works in practice.”