Goals from Dele Alli and Son Heung-min sealed a North London Derby victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s men just two weeks after losing the same fixture in the Premier League 4-2.
Following that match, several Arsenal players posted celebratory pictures to their social media accounts, with the squad shown smugly soaking up the victory in the home dressing room.
But after exacting a little bit of revenge on their arch rivals, Rose is keen to remind the Arsenal players of a little concept known as ‘Karma’.
Speaking via the Guardian, the England international explained: “We had the motivation of getting to the semi-final but the cherry on top was silencing them.
“Just remembering, 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.
“We were fully relishing the opportunity. 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.
“Karma is a … it’s a … you know. They fully deserve what they got, Arsenal.”
Tottenham will now face another London rival in the competition’s semi-finals, with Chelsea lying in wait following their 1-0 home win over Bournemouth last night.
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