Micky Hazard has urged Tottenham to 'pass the ball better' and 'press better' after they inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg encounter at Wembley Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino's side weren't at their best on home soil as Harry Kane's spot kick was the difference on the night and ensured Spurs go into the reverse fixture with an advantage.
Referee Michael Olivier, who consulted VAR just before the hour mark, came to to the conclusion that Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had fouled Kane in the penalty area.
The England man dispatched the spot-kick as the away side went on to dominate possession and create the most chances in the game.
After the match, former Spurs favourite Hazard was critical of Spurs in two areas as he expressed his surprise at Maurizio Sarri's side not starting with a bonafide forward in the match.
Here is Hazard offering his opinion as posted on his personal Twitter account:
Half time and in front, but need to pass ball better and press better at Stamford Bridge, two good sides going toe to toe, surprised they didn’t play a forward, GAVE them more ball but less threat COYS— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) January 8, 2019
The winner of this fixture will play either Premier League champions Manchester City or League One side Burton Albion in the final - the duo will play the first leg of their match at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.
It has been a positive week for Tottenham following their 7-0 mauling of Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup last Friday - they have subsequently been drawn Crystal Palace in the reverse fixture.
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