Poch: This is the beauty of the FA Cup; it’s magic

Joe Williams

Mauricio Pochettino has hailed the Wycombe players as “heroes” following Tottenham’s 4-3 victory win in the FA Cup fourth round.

The League Two side took a two-goal lead into the interval after Paul Hayes scored twice in the first half but a deflected effort from Son Heung-min and a Vincent Janssen penalty got Spurs level.

Substitute Garry Thompson edged the visitors back in front before Dele Alli again leveled and Son scored a 97th-minute winner to break Wycombe hearts.

“That is the FA Cup. Every time we play in it, anything can happen,” said Pochettino.

“Wycombe played very, very well in the first half. In the second half we increased our level and pushed a bit and I think we played better than them but in football you need some luck and with the last chance we scored and won.

“Full credit to Wycombe they played very well. Congratulations to them because they were heroes.

“We did not underestimate them. Credit them, we cannot play them down. It was very difficult for us. It was difficult to stop them, they showed more desire and quality on the pitch. It is only fair to say the truth.

“This is the beauty of the FA Cup. It’s magic. This is completely different to Spain or France. It is the oldest competition in the world and the teams and people try to win to lift the trophy. It is always special.

“We will try to win the three competitions. It is tough because you need all the squad.”