Tottenham had to come from behind to draw the game after Timo Werner had put Chelsea ahead 19 minutes into the clash.
Erik Lamela helped Jose Mourinho’s side restore parity with seven minutes to go, and a watching Gareth Bale was more than delighted with the outcome of the London derby.
The summer returnee was pictured reacting thus after Spurs advanced to the last-eight.
? Gareth Bale celebrating Tottenham Hotspur’s penalty win over Chelsea!#THFC #COYS #TOTCHE #EFLCuppic.twitter.com/PE224Y36sc
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) September 29, 2020
Mourinho took to Instagram to single out Eric Dier for praises after the 26-year-old emerged as the man of the match despite answering the call of nature while the game was ongoing.
The centre-back put in a solid and impressive shift against the Blues, and he didn’t show any signs of fatigue despite playing all 90 minutes against Newcastle United on Sunday.
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Proud of all my players but this one led by example. 180 minutes in 48 hours @ericdier15
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Dier has established himself as Tottenham’s first-choice in central defence, and he will now be keen to do so for country ahead of next summer’s European Championships.