Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
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Pochettino refuses to talk about VAR after Swansea victory

Pochettino refuses to talk about VAR after Swansea victory

Tottenham Hotspur made light of striker Harry Kane's injury absence as Christian Eriksen scored twice in a 3-0 victory at Swansea City in a one-sided FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday. "I feel so sorry for the people trying to use that system".

The race for Champions League qualification continues - they are among the four teams battling for three spots behind City - but the FA Cup has also suddenly become a priority.

"I'm in a very good place, but not sure it's the best I've been", he told BT Sport.

And Pochettino was pleased with this side's display but he didn't want to talk about another VAR incident.

"They have bigger fish to fry with their survival bid so I expect them to make changes, something that will play into Spurs' hands".

Dele Alli and Danny Rose will face late fitness tests ahead of Tottenham's FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea this afternoon.

The 145 minutes since Kane departed last week has demonstrated why Mauricio Pochettino remained unflustered, unlike many other managers might have had they just been shorn of their best player.


"[Eriksen] is fantastic, so important for us", Pochettino said.

"Michel's save at the start of the second half was massive for us but it was the only chance they created".

Érik Lamela steers home to double Tottenham's lead.

Eriksen almost doubled Spurs' lead with another spectacular effort on 37 minutes but goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt produced a superb save to push the effort onto the crossbar. He pulled the his pass back and Eriksen drove home.

And that was exactly what happened, as Eriksen marched towards the penalty area and bent a left-footed effort past Kristoffer Nordfeldt from 25 yards.

Tottenham's second goal was not dissimilar and this time it was Lamela who did the damage. He picked the ball up from Erik Lamela, the Swansea defence looked incapable of getting close to him and he had the time to pick out the top corner.

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

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