Zoltan Gera says he’s ready for another big night as Fulham aim to topple Tottenham in their FA Cup quarter-final replay this evening.
The Whites head to White Hart Lane as underdogs after a 0-0 draw in the original tie, but Gera says confidence is high in the Fulham camp after their sensational comeback against Juventus in the Europa League last week. The Hungarian scored twice against the Italian giants, including a tie-levelling penalty, and admits he would relish the chance to play at Wembley.
This is a big occasion for the players, fans and the club. It will be an important night for us all, and hopefully I can play my part. I am pleased with my season so far, but there is always more that you can do.
I have managed to score some important goals, and I would like to do so again. It’s always nice to score, but of course, when it has a greater importance for the team that is great. But it’s not just about one player, this is a team and we all have the same hopes for Wednesday – we all want to go through.
It has been a long while since Fulham last ran out at Wembley. So to be part of a team that achieves that for the club would be very special.
And it’s a special place to play, one of the best. I have been lucky enough to play there twice before, but I would love to go back and this time with Fulham.
The result on Sunday was disappointing, we all know that, especially after the game against Juventus. But we made it very difficult for ourselves because we just didn’t start the game very well.
But we have to forget about that game now, and we have the perfect match to bounce back in this week when we face Tottenham in the quarter-final of the FA Cup. “We are facing a very good side, and one that has a lot of top players. We know this will be a difficult game, as the first one proved. There wasn’t a lot between the two teams that afternoon, and I think it will probably be the same again.
We have faced them three times already this season, so we know what they are all about. We’re yet to beat them though, having drawn twice and lost one. So hopefully we can change that this week. It could be a matter of whichever team makes the most of the opportunities that they are given.