Mauricio Pochettino hails Tottenham stars as 3-0 win over Swansea keeps FA Cup dream alive

Christian Eriksen put Spurs ahead in the 11th minute at the Liberty Stadium before having a goal chalked off by the VAR system.

But they didn’t let that setback affect them and they doubled their lead just before the break when Erik Lamela got his name on the scoresheet.

Eriksen doubled his tally midway through the second half as Tottenham put the game out of Swansea’s reach.

And Pochettino was pleased with the professional manner in which his team dispatched Carlos Carvalhal’s Swans.

“It was a very good performance,” said the Tottenham boss. “I’m very happy and very pleased. Now, Wembley for the semi-final!

“We full deserved the victory. We played very well. Of course when you score early it makes it easy to control the game.

“For me the most important thing is that we deserved it and the team [Tottenham] played much better. We are in the semi-final because we deserve it.”

Pochettino was reluctant to discuss the impact VAR had had on the FA Cup quarter-finals clash.

“I don’t want to talk any more about the new system because it is so difficult to manage for everyone,” he added.

“I don’t want it to be more confusing for everyone.”

Pochettino acknowledged the role played by cup goalkeeper Michel Vorm in the win too.

“It was a great save from Michel Vorm [in the second-half] which shows he is an unbelievable keeper,” he said. “But I think it was the only chance they [Swansea] created.

“If you watch the last three games we won with a different starting XI and now today too. What is important is that everyone is available to play and the team is not affected by the names. We keep the same way, the same dynamic and that is so important.”

Tottenham have not won a trophy since they secured League Cup glory back in 2008.