Spurs begin their campaign on Tuesday night when they face Stoke at the Britannia in the third round. The former Portsmouth boss has said that it is a tournament he is desperate to win.
"I can't understand how teams that are mid-table and not going to get into Europe just don't go for it. I don't know why they don't care about it,” he said.
"Birmingham won it last year. What a great day for them that was. I want to go all the way to Wembley in it if I can.
"I will do it by juggling my team around if I can because we are in Europe but I will go there tomorrow with a team that I feel can win the game."
Spurs last won the trophy in 2008 when they beat Chelsea in the final.