Mauricio Pochettino eyes up League Cup triumph

Erik Lamela of Spurs celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Asteras Tripolis FC at White Hart Lane on October 23, 2014
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that his side can go all the way in the League Cup after booking a quarter-final date with Newcastle United.

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that his Tottenham Hotspur team have a realistic chance of winning the Capital One Cup this season.

Spurs edged out Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 at White Hart Lane tonight and were subsequently paired with Newcastle United - who eliminated Manchester City - in the quarter-final stage.

"Getting into the quarter-final was the objective, so we are happy," he told reporters. "All potential trophies are realistic for us [to win].

"We played very well and created a lot of chances. After Sunday it was difficult as we played well but didn't make the chances."

Second-half goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane proved enough to down the Seagulls.

Tottenham have not won a trophy since 2008, when former manager Juande Ramos led them to League Cup success in the final against Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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