01/03/2015 – No repeat of 2008 at Wembley
First things first; Tottenham have a colourful history in cup competitions and paid total respect to the Capital One Cup in 2014/15, so much so that they made the final against London rivals Chelsea on March 1st.
Ultimately ending up in disappointment for Spurs who had beaten Chelsea in the same game seven years earlier courtesy of a Jonathan Woodgate winner, there was a certain inevitability about the Blues’ triumph, such has been their professionalism in a remarkable campaign.
At the final whistle there could be no complaints about the result as Spurs fans had to watch their favourite rival John Terry register against them, in combination with a Kyle Walker own goal to seal a comfortable 2-0 victory that proved Mourinho’s first trophy triumph back in England.
More positively however, looking back on Spurs’ 2014/15 Capital One Cup campaign, the Nottingham Forest tie at home was the game in which Ryan Mason arrived as a Tottenham first team regular. It’s fair to say, he hasn’t looked back since.