Football: Pochettino says his young Tottenham team will win finals in the future

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and his players looking dejected after their League Cup final defeat to Chelsea at Wembly on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and his players looking dejected after their League Cup final defeat to Chelsea at Wembly on March 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea conqueror Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino after Spurs had been soundly beaten in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

And the Argentine agreed with Mourinho that his young team would go on to win their own trophies in the future.

"For us, we can take a lot of positive things out of this match," said the man who is yet to win any silverware while Mourinho now has 21 medals dotted "somewhere" in his living room.

"I think that we are a very young squad, today 23-and-a-half year average on the pitch and for many players the first final and I think that they are in a good way. It is sure that we play a lot of finals in the next few years," said Pochettino.

The Argentine felt Spurs had been unlucky with the deflections that led to both goals, the first just before halftime when John Terry's shot hit Eric Dier and the second when Diego Costa's strike clipped Kyle Walker and wrong-footed Hugo Lloris.