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Thomas Frank admits Brentford's Carabao Cup semi-final defeat against Tottenham is 'heartbreaking' and 'hurts' before insisting his Championship side competed evenly with Spurs for 70 minutes

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 19:18 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 23:53 GMT, 5 January 2021

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Brentford boss Thomas Frank has labelled his side's Carabao Cup semi-final defeat against Tottenham as 'heartbreaking'.

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Brentford's Carabao Cup journey came to an end on Tuesday night after Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min fired Spurs to the final in a 2-0 victory.

Brentford had beaten four Premier League teams to reach their first major semi-final and things might have been different had Ivan Toney's equaliser not been ruled out for a marginal offside as they ended the night with 10 men following Josh Dasilva's red card.

Thomas Frank admits he is hurting after Brentford's Carabao Cup journey came to an end

Thomas Frank admits he is hurting after Brentford's Carabao Cup journey came to an end

Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko were on target as Tottenham beat Brentford 2-0

Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko were on target as Tottenham beat Brentford 2-0 

'Always disappointed when we lose, even though it is quite a while since it happened,' Frank said. 'It is heartbreaking and it hurts.

'Also because looking at the performance we had a chance. I knew we had a chance before the game but our performance proved we had a chance.

'I think we for 70 minutes competed more or less completely with a team like Tottenham.

'When we scored the equaliser we were denied by inches of VAR. We came here with a brave attitude, played and pressed and

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