After enjoying a solid game alongside fellow Englishmen Phil Jones in the heart of defence at Wembley Stadium as they kept one of the country's biggest threats in Harry Kane quiet, Smalling was asked about his global future and replied: "Of course you want to be playing in the summer".
Kane completed all 90 minutes at Wembley, but was unable to affect the game and Nicol says he was terrible. It was retweeted by thousands of Twitter users and was only removed from the feed on Monday morning.
"That's people's opinion", he said. Like I say, it's annoying and hard to put your finger on why it keeps happening but we have to find a way around it.
Tottenham were understood to be furious at the social media post, coming hot on the heels of widespread mockery sent in Kane's direction after the club appealed to award the striker awarded a goal against Stoke that had initially been given to teammate Christian Eriksen.
"You've got to give them some credit", he added.
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He's scored in a final, he's assisted in a final and now he's got his team to a final. Giroud joined Chelsea in January in a deal worth £18m from Arsenal .
"At the end of the day, I've still scored two in my last four (games)".
"But when you set standards, people are going to look for things when you're not at them. I want to be better, do better and wanted to do better [against United] but it wasn't to be".
I feel good. I feel sharp. It's been a tough week, a tough week for the team.
"There's obviously a reason why we're falling short in the semi-finals or in the big games".
"For me personally, can I do better?" Probably. Can the team do better? Yes. Yeah. So it's a collective effort. I think we have shown more consistency this year.
They need eight points from their final four games to guarantee Champions League football next season, and next up on their agenda is a home game against Watford a week from today.