Danny Ings’ strike had put Southampton 2-1 forward within the 72nd minute earlier than Spurs launched a fightback with 12 minutes left in regular time.
Son Heung-min grabbed an 87th-minute winner from the penalty spot to ship Spurs into the fifth spherical and Mourinho could possibly be heard consoling Hasenhuttl after the ultimate whistle.
Mourinho told his fellow supervisor the ‘best team lost’ because the pair shook fingers pitchside and the Tottenham boss defined his feedback after the sport.
He mentioned: ‘I’ve to be sincere and say I believe one of the best team misplaced on the pitch however my team have been those with extra coronary heart and went to their restrict.
‘So many difficulties to even construct a team, the choices weren’t choices to alter the sport.
🇵🇹 Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho to Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl:
🤚 “The best team lost tonight”.
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) February 5, 2020
‘My team to deserved to win – however one of the best team misplaced.
‘From the depth degree and freshness, they have been a lot stronger than us.
‘We tried to organise the team with the gamers accessible. They managed us properly. Dele modified the sport after we switched to a again 4.
‘We had a link with Dele Alli, it was like trying to build a puzzle with a few pieces short.’
Hasenhuttl praised Mourinho for his honesty after the match, however bemoaned missed possibilities for his aspect.
‘It’s good for Jose to say we have been one of the best team however we’ve misplaced an excellent participant tonight so we will solely hope [James Ward-Prowse] just isn’t that lengthy injured,’ he mentioned.
‘It’s not sufficient to dominate, we should use our possibilities and I believe that is one thing we should study.
‘We gave it away to simple. In the top we defended not like we did earlier than they usually confirmed the standard in that second they usually find yourself scoring the purpose and profitable the sport.
“It’s solely about profitable or shedding within the cup. We have to be fast to study the behaviours of getting a consequence again so I’m not glad immediately.’