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Antonio Conte sends message to Tottenham fans dreaming of Carabao Cup success, comments on Chelsea reunion ahead of Thomas Tuchel test


Antonio Conte says he remembers his time as Chelsea boss fondly after his Tottenham side were drawn against his former club in the Carabao Cup.

Spurs have booked their place in the semi-finals with a win over West Ham and must beat Chelsea over two sets next month for a place in the final at Wembley.

It was a great win for Spurs against a West Ham side who have had a great season so far

The Italian had a brilliant first season at Stamford Bridge as he took Chelsea from tenth place in the previous campaign to galloping champions.

His second and final season saw him win the FA Cup, but there were plenty of setbacks as Chelsea finished outside the Premier League’s top four. Conte also had a huge legal battle with senior club officials over compensation payments after his sacking.

But Conte suggested there was no disagreement between him and Chelsea now as he reflected on how much he had enjoyed his time in west London.

Reacting to the semi-final draw, Conte told talkSPORT: “We are talking about a very good team, an important team that won the Champions League last season.

Antonio Conte sends message to Tottenham fans dreaming of Carabao Cup success, comments on Chelsea reunion ahead of Thomas Tuchel test

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“It was definitely two very important years for me there. I enjoyed this period. I am happy with their success.

Chelsea reached the last four by winning at Brentford and Thomas Tuchel is relishing the confrontation with Spurs.

He said: “It was clear it would always be a strong draw, with four tough teams, but Tottenham are nice to our fans. It’s a London derby and we are looking forward to it.

Conte appears to be wary of his current side, which have won three of their last four outings and Spurs fans will be optimistic about their chances of beating Chelsea and ending what could be their long wait for a trophy.

Antonio Conte sends message to Tottenham fans dreaming of Carabao Cup success, comments on Chelsea reunion ahead of Thomas Tuchel test

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But it’s a step back in time as far as Conte is concerned.

Regarding Spurs’ chances of winning the Carabao Cup, Conte added: “Every team wants to lift this trophy. I remember that in the past it was not a secondary cup but a competition where you played your young players.

“Now it’s totally different. It’s an important trophy for everyone… I think it’s a good target but we’ll see what happens.

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