The two teams meet again at Wembley on 25 February and Pochettino admitted Chelsea will suffer unless there is a vast improvement in their attitude and performance level. “The performance wasn’t good from us,” said the Chelsea manager, who has presided over six Premier League away defeats this season.

“If we want to match them and compete with them in the final then we have to compete in a different way. They were more aggressive than us. They were better than us in all areas.