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Pochettino calls on Spurs to re-produce Blues win

Tottenham Hotspur must reproduce their "nearly perfect" Premier League performance against Chelsea to beat their London rivals in the League Cup final tomorrow, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

Spurs beat Jose Mourinho's side 5-3 on New Year's Day at White Hart Lane to deflate the league leaders, who have not fired on all cylinders since.

"Our performance was nearly perfect. We need to repeat the same performance to win the trophy," said Pochettino.

But the Argentine, whose English is improving with every news conference, knows the Wembley clash will be a very different affair and has been fine-tuning his tactics.

"We got this victory against Chelsea on the first of January and it's important for belief that we could, but I think it will be a different game. The final always is different," he told a pre-League Cup final news conference.

"Not only for me (as a manager) but for a lot of our players it's the first final of their career. We only need to prepare small tactical details. We know Chelsea, Chelsea know us and after that it's about our performance and motivation."