Lucas claims Tottenham can win Champions League

Pochettino stresses importance of Rochdale FA Cup match

The League One side, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, produced a superb display to draw 2-2 with Spurs at the Crown Oil Arena on Sunday after Steve Davies' stoppage-time goal.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino's high-flying English Premier League side rightly took the plaudits for their resilient, intelligent performance in Turin, and so should Rochdale's players here.

The excuse for the semi-finals being played at the ground was to service the FA's debt after their expensive re-building of Wembley, which was completed in 2007.

Tottenham last won the FA Cup in 1991, and it has a golden chance at reaching the quarterfinals with a fifth-round date at Rochdale on Sunday. I'm going to go into it confident and so are the other players as well. "You know the FA Cup is like this".

The Argentinian paid tribute to Rochdale, saying the way they had raised their game for the FA Cup was no shock in his eyes.

"In the first half it was very disappointing that we conceded a goal in the last moment".

"Since August I had not started a game", he added. Spurs' attacking subs perhaps short-changed them at the back as a left-wing cross was flicked into the path of the unmarked Davies, who took a touch and buried a famous finish into the bottom corner.

Pochettino, meanwhile, accepted that Rochdale deserved a second chance to topple an illustrious Premier League rival. They then had four senior players interviewed by Spanish police over the alleged theft of a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona.

He then went further and asked his viewers if they would be bothered if Alli did the same in the World Cup final.

On Monday morning, the Times are reporting that likes of Manchester United and City seem to be upset with Tottenham. Putting on another dominant display in the Champions League, Pochettino's side are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions and will look to carry on their fine run of form against a Rochdale side who now sit bottom of League One.

Henderson slashed another inviting opportunity which went wide of Vorm's goal after a delicate through ball by Callum Camps on the half and hour mark.