FA Cup no distraction to Spurs says Albion boss Hughton

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Manager Chris Hughton has dismissed any advantage to Albion of facing Spurs before their FA Cup semi-final.

Tottenham try to strengthen their grip on a top four finish for Champions League qualification at the Amex tomorrow night, then take on Manchester United on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino says he will rotate his Spurs team against the Seagulls, but Hughton has dismissed the idea the FA Cup will be a distraction for his old club.

He said: “I think with a club like Tottenham and where they are at the moment and the aspirations that they have, they still have the ability to finish in second place and I would imagine that is very much high on their lost of priorities.

“Of course it’s a very big game over the weekend but what you find with the top-six clubs and those that are in most of the cup competitions is that they are used to any rotation that they have, they are used to playing two games in a week.

“And they have players that can play in all of the games. So, no I don’t think it will be a distraction. I think they will focus very much on tomorrow night and the cup game once tomorrow’s out of the way.”



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