Tottenham won 2-0 to reach the semi-final having lost 4-2 to Arsenal in the Premier League
Danny Rose has revealed Tottenham were extra motivated to beat Arsenal after the ‘nonsense’ they had posted on social media after their 4-2 win earlier this month.
Following the Premier League clash, Matteo Guendouzi was filmed hanging out of a car window, while the club have since recorded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette doing commentary on the match.
Spurs won 2-0 in the Carabao Cup to advance to a semi-final meeting with another London rival Chelsea thanks to goals from Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli.
The England left-back, who captained Spurs at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, said the Gunners got what they deserved.
“We were fully relishing the opportunity. Players that have only played 10 games for Arsenal were getting ahead of themselves,” Rose said.
“We used that in a positive way. Our only motivation this evening was remembering the nonsense that Arsenal posted after the game a few weeks ago. That was our motivation.
“Karma is a…. it’s a…. you know? They fully deserve what they got, Arsenal.
“We had the motivation of getting to the semi-final so we’re over the moon that we’re in the semis. But the cherry on top was silencing them.
“They won a game at the beginning of December and they’re celebrating like they won the league. We’re over the moon 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.”
The contrast in celebrations after from Spurs players was far more muted, with respectful social media messages acknowledging their win.
Despite coming out on top in their league encounter, Unai Emery’s men are in fifth place and five points behind Mauricio Pochettino’s side.