Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said his side must 'move on and forget about the final' after losing 2-0 to Chelsea.

His side conceded on the stroke of half time to a deflected John Terry goal before a second deflected effort this time from Diego Costa gave Chelsea the Capital One Cup trophy.

Speaking after the game, Pochettino spoke positively about his side and revealed he is “proud” of the way they played.

He said: “I think in the first half we were better than Chelsea and unlucky to concede the way that we did and I think that it was hard for us in the second half, we took some risks – they played in a comfortable position and we countered attacked.

“But we can be proud of our players and the way we played and I would like to congratulate Chelsea but proud at the same time.”

After a double blow of going out of the Europa League three days ago against Fiorentina and losing to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final, and the Spurs manager believes his side must recover mentally and physically for the game on Wednesday night against Swansea.

He said: “We have a lot of games but this is not an excuse, we need to learn about that and now we need to go to the next game, we have a tough game on Wednesday against Swansea and on Saturday against QPR.

“Our challenge now is the next game. We need to try and get the three points against Swansea, we need to move forward and forget the final and recover our players and our minds. We need to play more positive.”

Pochettino also heralded his “very young squad” as he revealed the average age of his starting XI was just 23-and-a-half years old.

He said: “I think we will improve a lot from the final, I think we have a brilliant future. We have a lot of young players and I asked Harry [Kane] before the game if this was his first time at Wembley and he said yes.

“We are young and we can improve a lot, we must not change our philosophy and this is something we should be proud of.”