Spurs cruise into FA Cup semis

Glen Mclaughlin
March 18, 2018

Carlos Carvalhal has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur deserved to win against Swansea City in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at the Liberty Stadium.

"A storm came today and after that storm will come some good weather", said the Swans manager.

Son Heung-min has stood in for Kane, delivering three of those goals, while offering a clinic against Bournemouth and Swansea on how to lead the line while also linking up play further away from goal.

Tottenham have reached back-to-back FA Cup semis for the first time since 1982, although they have lost all seven of those they have contested since they last won the Cup in 1991. The competition may not be what it once was, but it would be a major step forward for the club if they were to lift the trophy in May.

Angel Rangel, Leroy Fer, Renato Sanches, Leon Britton and Wilfried Bony are all ruled out of the historic encounter on Saturday.

Harry Kane is out injured at the moment, but even in the absence of the England worldwide striker, Llorente can not get into the team.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (R) celebrates scoring their third goal with Tottenham Hotspur's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura (L) during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on March 17, 2018.

Dele Alli is on the substitutes bench after passing a late fitness test, although Danny Rose failed a fitness test of his own and doesn't make the squad. What is important is that everyone is available to play and the team is not affected by the names.

"We played against a strong side - I said before the game it was David against Goliath, we know the difference between the teams".

Academy graduate Harry Winks is also likely to miss out due to a persistent ankle problem that has hampered his game time throughout the course of the season. For us to progress, we would have to be at our best, and they have a bad afternoon.

The two Premier League sides are preparing to do battle as they bid to book their places in the last four of the famous competition. We are in the semi-final because we deserve it.

And Tottenham fans were delighted with the display of Lamela, who has found himself in and out of the starting XI following a long-term injury, with just three Premier League starts since his return.

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