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Mauricio Pochettino urges Spurs to remember Capital One Cup final misery

By Staff Reporter

Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham to use the bitter experience of losing last season's Capital One Cup final to compete for the trophy again this year.

Spurs lost March's final 2-0 to Chelsea at Wembley and start this season's campaign tonight with a third-round tie at home to fierce local rivals Arsenal.

While both clubs are expected to make a number of changes from their weekend Premier League duties, Pochettino is keen to use the final defeat as a starting point this time around - and explained why he made his players stay on the pitch to watch Chelsea lift the trophy.

"It is important to show respect," he said.

"You can always learn from the defeat and this is the feeling you don't want to repeat again. It is a good lesson for us.

"I think it was a very good experience for us. It's true that the feeling was good before the game and during the game, but at the end was bad. When you lose, that's the normal feeling. It was a good thing, because you need to learn."

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