Date: 29th January 2016 at 7:30pm
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Having booked our place against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup final, Fernandinho has said that everybody is focused on getting past Aston Villa in this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round tie as we want two bites at a Wembley trip this season.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own pre game interview ahead of our trip to Villa Park to face Remi Garde’s slowly improving boys, he explained.

‘The FA Cup is very important for the team, the fans, for everyone. We go to play against Villa who have already proved they can be a tough team in their own stadium. I hope we can show the same passion and concentration in defending and attacking as we did against Everton and I think this is the best way to play, especially in a knockout competition. Of course, playing away means it will be a little bit different but inside the pitch everyone will be together working hard. I treat every competition the same. It`s a very good opportunity to win a title, with only five or six games to get to the final. It`s important for the players, for the club to win trophies and to play at Wembley is always special.’

With Villa still languishing in bottom place in the Premier League table, they are now five unbeaten with a slight turn in their form, but the 30 year old midfielder said league form mattered for little in games like this.

‘They are in a bad situation in the Premier League but a lot of things can happen during 90 minutes of cup football. We have two days to prepare, the manager will pick his team for the game and we will try our best because it is very important to qualify for the next round.’

With one trip to Wembley confirmed, he was also asked about that.

‘I remember we won the cup in March and then we had so many games after it in the Premier League and Champions League. The confidence of the team was high and we showed that on the pitch. I hope this can happen again. It`s tough to stay out, I don`t mind the rest but the doctors agreed it was better for me to just train for a few weeks to get back to 100%. Now I hope to play until the end of season without injury.’

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