"The Carling Cup is not our priority. We have a very big game this weekend. We wanted to give an opportunity to our young players to improve their skills and rest some of the first-team players. I am not so disappointed.
"We did our best. I am disappointed for the result because we conceded four goals but the performance was good."
Chelsea face fellow title aspirants Manchester City at Eastlands on Saturday, with the Londoners looking to preserve their 100% start to the Premier League season.
Meanwhile, Newcastle face Stoke at St James' Park in the league on Sunday.
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton was understandably delighted with his players.
"We showed great character and great finishing to get back in the game," he stated.
"The equaliser for them to get back to 3-3 was the softest penalty you will ever see and it got them back in the game. Fortunately, it was us that stopped the game going to extra time.
"I didn't think it was a penalty. That is an understatement. It disappointed me. If we had not got the winner and it had gone to extra time, it would have been a travesty.
"This was a game that most people felt we couldn't win, irrespective of what side they put out.
"It speaks volumes for the players in the changing room. Hopefully it will give us the momentum to go into the next few games."
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