Tottenham striker Peter Crouch admits it will be an emotional occasion when he faces former club Portsmouth in the FA Cup semifinal.

Harry Redknapp has taken Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Niko Kranjcar with him to White Hart Lane since leaving Fratton Park, while Younes Kaboul is likely to be at Wembley but is cup-tied.

Selling their best players has been part of Pompey's financial meltdown and their chance of silverware has been a sub-plot in a season where they appear doomed to relegation.

"I feel for Portsmouth, as it's a great club and I loved my time there, but there is no sentiment," said Crouch. "We want to get to the final and give the fans here something to cheer about."