Hit hard by defeats against Liverpool and KAA Gent last week, we were back to our best at Craven Cottage to book a place in the quarter-finals of the competition, where we'll now face Millwall at home.
Harry Kane completed his fifth hat-trick for the Club - his first in the FA Cup - as we started with real intent from the first whistle and never let go.
Harry struck after 16, 51 and 73 minutes and it might have been more as we had 23 efforts at goal.
“We took the game with the right attitude, were very focused and tried to show our quality and fight,” said Mauricio.
“I’m very happy to return to that (winning) feeling after two defeats, that was important for us and a big boost of confidence ahead of Thursday (second leg against KAA Gent). That was very important for us.”
Below: Mauricio speaks to Spurs TV at Craven Cottage
What was said before today’s tie?
Mauricio: “We had some meetings at the training ground to try to find why and try to recover the feeling. It was very important and I’m very pleased because the reaction was good. We played against a very good team, difficult opponents in the FA Cup and showed we can cope and fight. The reaction was fantastic.”
We started well - that made a difference…
Mauricio: “Yes, after Liverpool and Gent we were all disappointed with how we started. This was completely different and that is all about spirit, the team, quality, all those things were there today and that shows the character and the quality to recover in the right way.”