Carlos Carvalhal says Swansea have better days ahead after FA Cup exit

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Christian Eriksen took charge in the absence of Harry Kane as he scored twice in a straightforward 3-0 win at Swansea City, booking Tottenham's place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

And the former Olympique Marseille player has disclosed that a chance to reunite [with both having played at Marseille together] with his younger brother was not the reason behind his return to the Liberty Stadium but rather manager Carlos Carvalhal.

Speaking after the match, manager Pochettino - who made seven changes from his side's league win at Bournemouth last weekend - said: "It was a very good performance". Lamela, playing behind Son Heung-min, who was given the nod up front ahead of Fernando Llorente, also enjoyed himself as Spurs made the most of the space afforded to them by a severely depleted Swansea side. Spurs have continued to improve under his stewardship, but they haven't won a trophy since 2008 and that is a run that they need to end. But the moment you lift the trophy and then put it down, that disappears.

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

With Manchester City close to wrapping up the Premier League title already, the FA Cup is the only silverware left for Chelsea, United and Tottenham to challenge for. 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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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.

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

The South Korean global has emerged as a prominent player under Carlos Carvalhal and he will be important this weekend. But, they should have enough firepower to see this one through and we at the Hard Tackle predict a 2-0 win for the visitors.

"The competition is different to the Premier League".

Swansea never got going on a freezing afternoon in south Wales and can now concentrate on trying to preserve their Premier League status.

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