Wolves star Diogo Jota: We can win this!

‘Three finals to go’ is the message from Wolves as they eye up making history.

Jota has been in fine form since the start of December (© AMA SPORTS PHOTO AGENCY)
Jota has been in fine form since the start of December (© AMA SPORTS PHOTO AGENCY)

Wolves face Manchester United at a packed Molineux tomorrow night looking to reach just their second FA Cup semi final in the past 38 years.

The city will be at fever pitch for the eagerly-anticipated clash, which is one of Wolves’ biggest games this century. They last won the competition way back in 1960.

Star man Diogo Jota says there is belief amongst the players that they can beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils as they plot a course for Wembley.

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“We know we can go out there and win the game but we also know how hard it will be,” he said.

“We know we will have to be at our best to get to the semi-finals.

“One of the reasons I came here was top play in big cup matches against teams like United.

"It’s an important stage now and we know it’s a big game but no different from the one we had last week.

“We’ve had success against the big teams.”

More than 30,000 will pack Molineux for the quarter final, which is being screened live on BBC One.

“Fortunately it’s at home and we can have the support of our fans which will be an important factor,” Jota added.

“If we do our best then we can go through and then we’ll have to see the draw.

“That’s at Wembley so it’s a final already – we have three finals to go.”

Only captain Conor Coady, who reached the semi-finals in 2013/14 with Sheffield United, has reached this stage of the competition before.

His fellow defender Ryan Bennett said: “If we go out there and play as well as we can and win everyone knows where it’s going to take us.

“It is massive, where you can get to if you win.

“That’ll be huge in itself. It’s the next game and it’ll be a massive step forward if we win.

“It’s rare where players can get to the end of their career and go through the things they’ve achieved.

“Personally, I’ve not been beyond the third round and you’ve got to realise that – to get to the end, get a trophy and play at Wembley – something you’ve always watched as a kid. To be part of it now is massive.

“The fans are excited, they’ve been like that all season and the following has been incredible.

“You get through this round and you’re at Wembley and I’d be surprised if they didn’t sell their allocation out within minutes.

“Leading up to it this week we know what is at the end of it. In the last round it was spoken about a little bit more, it opens up doors.”

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