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Toby Alderweireld insists Tottenham took a 'big step' towards winning the Carabao Cup after hard-fought shootout victory against Chelsea... a day after Jose Mourinho said he 'couldn't fight in the competition' because of their gruelling schedule Tottenham booked their spot in the Carabao Cup fifth round by beating Chelsea Jose Mourinho had given his side no chances of winning due to hectic schedule Toby Alderweireld now believes they can go on to win the whole competition

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline and Pa Reporter

Published: 11:42 BST, 30 September 2020 | Updated: 11:42 BST, 30 September 2020

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Toby Alderweireld think's Tottenham's Carabao Cup win over Chelsea is a 'big step' towards winning the competition.

Spurs made light of their gruelling schedule by beating Frank Lampard's men 5-4 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes in north London.

They were back in action just 48 hours after playing Newcastle in the Premier League and take to the field again on Thursday in the Europa League.

Tottenham players celebrated on Tuesday night after beating Chelsea on penalties

Tottenham players celebrated on Tuesday night after beating Chelsea on penalties

Mason Mount sent Chelsea's fifth and final penalty wide, handing rivals Tottenham victory

Mason Mount sent Chelsea's fifth and final penalty wide, handing rivals Tottenham victory

Toby Alderweireld (C) insists they can go all the way in the Carabao Cup after beating Chelsea

Toby Alderweireld (C) insists they can go all the way in the Carabao Cup after beating Chelsea

The victory book their place in the last eight and beating a fellow top-six club was an important statement, according to Alderweireld.

'I think we really worked hard for the result,' the central defender said. 'Second half was very good. Of course, we have an unbelievable team but we have a lot of games this week, so we played with another team.

'But we showed we have a big squad and we had to grind out the result. Okay we didn't win the competition but this is a big step.

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