Danny Rose says Tottenham’s players were ‘relishing the opportunity’ to silence Arsenal after their 2-0 League Cup victory at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
Goals from Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli saw Spurs beat their North London rivals and advance to a two-legged semi-final with Chelsea.
Arsenal had beaten Spurs 4-2 in the Premier League earlier this month and Rose says Tottenham’s players were motivated by their rivals social media celebrations after that fixture.
“We were fully relishing the opportunity,” Rose told Standard Sport.
“Our only motivation was remembering the nonsense that Arsenal posted after the game a few weeks ago.
“That was our motivation. Players that have only played 10 games for Arsenal were getting ahead of themselves. We used that in a positive way. It’s karma. They fully deserve what they got.
“We had the motivation of getting to the semi-final, so we’re over the moon.
“But the cherry on top was silencing them after remembering how they celebrated like they had won the league.
“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.”