by Freddie Taylor
Danny Rose says Arsenal experienced karma in the EFL Cup quarter-final after celebrating like they had won the league when they beat Tottenham Hotspur last month.
Spurs fullback Rose captained the club for the first time since 2016 as they ran out 2-0 winners over the Gunners on Wednesday night.
And Rose says the Tottenham players relished silencing their north London rivals.
“We were fully relishing the opportunity,” he told Standard Sport. “Our only motivation was remembering the nonsense that Arsenal posted after the game a few weeks ago.
“That was our motivation. Players that have only played 10 games for Arsenal were getting ahead of themselves. We used that in a positive way. It’s karma. They fully deserve what they got.
“We had the motivation of getting to the semi-final, so we’re over the moon.
“But the cherry on top was silencing them after remembering how they celebrated like they had won the league.
“We’ve put that result right. We’ll see where they are come the end of the season and we’ll see where we are.”