Christian Eriksen fires Tottenham past Swansea and into FA Cup semi-finals


Christian Eriksen demonstrated why he is so much more than a member of the supporting cast as he scored another two splendid goals, taking his tally for the season to 11, to ease Spurs into the FA Cup semi-finals at the expense of a Swansea City side that never turned up.

This is Swansea's first appearance in the FA Cup quarter-finals since 1964 (when they were known as Swansea Town) - they reached the semi-final that year, eliminating Liverpool in the quarter-final.

Former Swansea striker, Fernando Llorente, would have been hoping to start at his old stomping ground but he is only on the bench as Pochettino starts with an interchangeable attacking quartet of Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min, with the South Korean expected to lead the line.

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

"A lot of people see me and ask me if he [Jordan] played a key role in getting me come back to Swansea and I say no", Andre told The Independent.

Pochettino won the Spanish Cup as a player in 2000 and 2006 but admitted Espanyol had been lucky and never went shooting up the league afterwards. Toby Alderweireld also remains sidelined for the North Londoners while Dele Alli and Danny Rose are also doubtful and will undergo late fitness tests before the game.

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The South Korean global has emerged as a prominent player under Carlos Carvalhal and he will be important this weekend.

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Top scorer Kane faces several weeks out after injuring his ankle in the Premier League win at Bournemouth last week but Spurs hardly missed the England man as they strolled to victory.

"We played against a strong side - I said before the game it was David against Goliath, we know the difference between the teams". There is less likely to be the rotation from Pochettino as he can now focus on the FA Cup after being knocked out of the Champions League.

It hasn't been an easy route into the semi-final by any stretch of the imagination with two legs needed against League One minnows Rochdale, as well as a struggle against Newport County.