Tottenham Hotspur owned Tom Carroll has admitted that his aim for this season is to try and win trophies with the Welsh club.
Carroll linked up with Garry Monk’s team at the start of the season and has been quietly going about his business, as he aims to impress Tottenham first team boss Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.
One way he can do that is by achieving FA Cup glory, ahead of Tottenham, with his current loan side who have provided him with a platform to show what a quality player he is.
“Every player is in the game to win trophies and there is so much history in the FA Cup, it's a competition we would like to go far in,” Carroll told the South Wales Evening Post.
“For me it would be a dream come true to play at Wembley and win the FA Cup. We won't worry who we get in the fourth round. You have to beat the best if you want to do well.”
Pochettino and Monk will both be impressed by his gutsy and ambitious comments as he looks forward to the fourth round after Swansea secured a big win against Tranmere away yesterday.
Pochettino will be looking for progression from any of his players out on loan this season and Carroll is certainly ticking all of the boxes.
An FA Cup win with Swansea would put him in a very strong position heading back to Tottenham at the end of the season, even if that comes at the expense of the White Hart Lane club.
As far as Monk is concerned, he’ll just want Carroll to focus hard while he’s playing at the Liberty Stadium and not representing the club that permanently owns him.
Central midfield is one of the busiest areas of Tottenham Hotspur’s squad and an FA Cup winners medal would certainly help Carroll to break into that group next season.