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Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino: We have more FA Cup experience now

Premier League talking points

The first of the FA Cup semi-finals takes place on Saturday as Manchester United to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotpsur.

"We gave no chance to the opponents, which is what Manchester City did".

United's silverware hopes this season lie in the FA Cup following their failure in the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup. I played a cup final in my stadium and I lost. They were really strong.

But Mauricio Pochettino's side have the edge in momentum having won three of their last five meetings with United in all competitions (L2), as many as they had in their previous 36 against them. It was nearly a case that we had one in the bag and it became easier trying to chase others - and we went on to win two more that season. "If we can complete that [finishing second and winning the FA Cup] then I think we would take that and hopefully it will spur us on to make sure we have more of a run at the title".

The former Blue said on Chelsea TV: "It would be a shame not to win a trophy and the FA Cup is our only chance". I want to play to win the Premier League.

The FA Cup would not turn United's season into a successful one as it is not what the club prioritises as they base their success on the Premier League and Champions League.

The cup will keep them going of course, and obviously I am not saying they don't want to win it.

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Mourinho has overseen a stark improvement this season with United already recording more points and scoring more goals than they managed in his first campaign at Old Trafford.

If I was playing for Spurs I would have been watching that game and thinking "please do not lose" because you know they are going to be up for what comes next.

"We haven't played together much, but it is easy to play with this kind of player, we can find each other easily on the pitch", he said.

"I want to carry on the good momentum because I was unbeaten at Wembley with Arsenal and I want to do it with Chelsea too".

"For that we need to work hard, to try to push every season and be competitive and competitive". However, it is still up to Pochettino and his men to prove him wrong, and beating Manchester United is the only way to do so.

Yes, Tottenham might be lacking in the trophy department but the fact that years ago they were mere hopefuls for a Europa League spot demonstrates the stunning growth that they have undertaken.

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