Ian Wright: I felt sorry for Tottenham

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright says there was not much Tottenham could do against the Chelsea juggernaught.

Former Arsenal star Ian Wright says he sympathised with Spurs going up against Jose Mourinho's determined Chelsea side.

The pundit told BBC Radio 5 Live that he felt Tottenham just did not get going and were unable to play their usual effective game.

He said: "Chelsea now are in a really strong position. I felt for Spurs a bit. It didn't quite happen for Harry Kane and once you stop him, they couldn't really get going after that."

Kane himself told SpursTV that he put the Blues' 2-0 Capital One Cup final win down to Chelsea having luck, and themselves not having any.

Both Chelsea's goals, scored by John Terry and Diego Costa, came through deflections which wrong footed Hugo Lloris. Christian Eriksen had earlier struck the crossbar for Tottenham from a free-kick.

Make your own luck?

The problem Tottenham had was that throughout the course of the game, they only managed a paltry two shots on target.

Chelsea however only offered three attempts on goal, scoring with both them, so Kane's comments are understandable, while Spurs also enjoyed more possession with 58 per cent in total.

Yet Chelsea had a lead to defend and not as much incentive to attack. Tottenham needed to offer more than just two shots on Petr Cech's goal, and ultimately paid the price for not doing so.

Tottenham walked away dispirited but more frustrated. They won't want sympathy, even though they know there is no second chance to put the defeat right.

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