"When you win a real tournament, when you need to play under pressure and perform at your best over 10 months, in that moment is when you start to learn about winning - what it means to be winners, what it means to be professional", said Pochettino. "Then the national team coach has to make the best decision for the country".
"Maybe Morata could score on Sunday".
For Pochettino the FA Cup offers the chance finally to rubber-stamp his impressive project at Tottenham with some silverware. It won't be easy because Leicester is a good team.
The Foxes got the better of Peterborough and Sheffield United on their way to this clash and have every reason to believe that they can push Chelsea to the edge in the competition.
"Every trophy is important for us".
"We have to try to win this competition".
Asked by Italian reporters whether or not he can save his Chelsea job by winning the FA Cup, Conte replied: "Its' not an issue of winning a trophy or not". In the last game we played at home we suffered against them. "Every competition is important". My only worry is that we try to have our players in the best form for Chelsea.
"We must be ready to share the responsibility with the club, the players and with me and my staff. And then... I repeat, last season we won the title and you saw our transfer market", Conte told the media.
They want to go to the next round to try to write the history of this competition.
"It is hard but this is football".
"It was a pity to go out of the Champions League, especially after two good performances against Barcelona, but this is football, this is life". "For me the most important thing is to work hard, to try to improve the club and the players", he said.
"They want to fight a lot". It's going to be a very hard game and we need everyone to get behind us.
He feels it takes a long-term process to breed a winning mentality rather than one successful domestic cup run, where luck of the draw can play a significant part. "We must pay great attention for this risk". We will see. I don't know.
"Don't forget that two years ago, Chelsea finished 10th with many players of this season, and they chose to continue to play for this club", he continued.
"Now we have the possibility to reach the semi-final for another time".
"It is the last chance for them to win a trophy". Before playing the final you have to face strong teams.