Momentum with Spurs for FA Cup semifinal showdown vs Chelsea

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Asked about interest in Terry, the Swans manager said: "That is not something I have thought about at this point, we have to focus on players and games we have got and when the season finishes we can talk about potential targets".

"When we arrived the main problem for Tottenham was reducing the gap with the top four", Pochettino said.

John Terry is a Chelsea legend through and through, and may well go down as the greatest English defender to ever play the game.

The second semifinal looks just as compelling and features two more of England's heavyweight teams whose managers want to win a trophy for different reasons.

He hinted at that in an open letter this week and said: "It's with overwhelming emotion that earlier this week the club and I announced this will be my last season as a Chelsea player". Players that in the past five years have won European competitions and World Cups, a manager who won the league in Italy.

"Now is the moment to show and to translate that feeling into reality".

"It means a lot because we are in a very different project".

While Pochettino is clearly keen to downplay expectations and turn up the heat on Antonio Conte and his players, the Argentinian is nonetheless confident in his own side and believes they can be one of the last two teams standing in the cup. Our players have won nothing.

'Tottenham is a big, big challenge for everyone.

"It is a good chance again on Saturday to compete there because if we will move - next week the club decide - and everything happens in the way we hope, next season we move there and there's no excuses".

"It's a big thing that people include Tottenham in the same level as United, Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Liverpool", he said. He came to Chelsea as a 14-year-old, and has made close to 800 appearances in all competitions since breaking into the first team in 1998. They won only one of their four Champions League and Europa League matches there and have managed only one victory in their last eight at the national stadium overall.

"I would like to say, having worked with him, what a fantastic player he (Terry) is and what a career he has had", Clement added. If you only see the data, we have improved a lot. 'It's true we struggled a bit to get a good result there but we need to make Wembley our home, get that feeling. We were competing with a very good team'.

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