Harry Kane: Worst feeling in the world to lose Capital One Cup final
Harry Kane has said Tottenham Hotspur's Capital One Cup final defeat is the "worst feeling in the world."
Spurs were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday, as John Terry opened the scoring and then Kyle Walker deflected into his own net.
Kane has enjoyed an excellent 2014-15 season so far, scoring 24 goals in all competitions, but admits the loss to the Blues has hit him hard.
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"It's the worst feeling in the world losing, and losing in a final on the big stage even worse," the 21-year-old told SpursTV.
"When you see Chelsea lift that trophy at the end it gives you that fire in your belly.
"It's disappointing -- the lads gave it everything and I thought we played well.
"In these big games you don't always get the luck you need and I felt Chelsea did with a couple of deflected goals which on another day wouldn't go in."
Gutted is an understatement. Proud of our team we gave it everything, just didn't fall for us today. We learn and move on. Fans were great!- Harry Kane (@hkane28) March 1, 2015
The campaign is Mauricio Pochettino's first in charge at White Hart Lane and Kane has been encouraged by the progress made under the Argentine.
Asked what was said in the dressing room, Kane added: "Just to be proud of ourselves. We've come a long way. It's a very young team with a new manager.
"To be in a final in the first season is great."
Nabil Bentaleb wants to cheer up Tottenham's supporters by beating Swansea on Wednesday and then going on to qualify for the Champions League.
With the cup final loss and their ousting from the Europa League, Spurs have been eliminated from two cups in four days, but Bentaleb is still confident they can recover and achieve their only other aim this season -- qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in five years.
"We have only the Premier League to focus on and it will be a good race for the top four. The manager told us we had to bounce back for the game against Swansea,'' the Tottenham midfielder said. "We have to take the disappointment in the right way. Now we have to put some smiles back on our faces and on our fans' faces and Wednesday is a good chance to do it.
"I have experienced disappointment before, for example at the World Cup last summer when Germany knocked out Algeria. This was my first final and I hope we can learn from it."