Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham must recover for League Cup final

Tottenham players look dejected
Tottenham's defeat was only their second loss in 11 Europa League games

Tottenham must recover quickly from their Europa League loss to Fiorentina before Sunday's League Cup final against Chelsea, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs lost 2-0 after an error-strewn display in Florence and were eliminated 3-1 on aggregate in the round of 32.

"We need to recover quickly, because on Sunday we have another game," the Argentine said.

"This one was the first final for us but we need to look forwards."

Pochettino said a glaring first-half miss by striker Roberto Soldado was a decisive moment in the tie.

"It is true that it was key, this action," he said. "You need some luck to score sometimes if you are to win the games.

"In the second half we made some mistakes and we took a risk and Fiorentina scored.

"We played well and dominated the game, but you only deserve to go through to the next round if you score."

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