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Vertonghen: Wembley gives Spurs a semi-final advantage

Swansea City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3

By Phil Blanche

Jan Vertonghen admits Tottenham have an FA Cup advantage with the semi-finals at their temporary Wembley home.

Spurs cruised into the last four - where they will face Manchester United - for the second successive season by winning 3-0 at Swansea on Saturday, with Christian Eriksen netting twice and Erik Lamela also getting on the scoresheet.

"It definitely helps us because we have played well there," Vertonghen said, knowing that Spurs will be in familiar surroundings in trying to win their first silverware since the 2008 League Cup.

"We've beaten some big teams there and had some good games, apart from the start of the season when it was a bit difficult for us.

"Wembley suits us and we've had a good season there. We really feel at home there."

But Vertonghen does not believe rivals should complain about their Wembley advantage.

"Everyone agreed that we had to play at Wembley," Vertonghen said. "At the beginning everyone was talking about (Spurs' poor Wembley form).

"But after the Champions League games things turned and we felt we could beat everyone there. I like playing at Wembley."

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