Hazard delivers verdict on Tottenham chances in FA Cup semi-final showdown
By Amir Mir
Micky Hazard believes Tottenham will be “very confident” of beating Chelsea in their FA Cup semi-final showdown on April 22 at Wembley.
The Premier League’s top two sides will put their title battle to one side and focus on progressing through to the final of the competition.
The winner will meet either out-of-form Arsenal or Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who will clash a day after the Chelsea-Spurs game.
Club legend Hazard gave his thoughts on the FA Cup game and how he thinks the encounter will pan out on the day.
wry tough game, the 2 best sides in the league going head to head, tough one to call, we Beat them at the Lane so very confident
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) April 16, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will go into the game full of confidence because they have won eight matches on the bounce in all competitions.
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That includes beating Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane with the returning Harry Kane getting on the scoresheet.
The England international suffered an ankle injury in early March and was racing for time to be fit for the FA Cup tie.
However, he returned ahead of schedule during his side’s 4-0 win against Watford last Saturday by making an appearance from the substitutes bench.
Pochettino then started his main man against the Cherries with Kane netting the third goal of the match two minutes after the break.
That goal helped the London-born player take his league tally to 20 goals for the campaign and 25 strikes in all competitions as he will be looking to add to that next Saturday.
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