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City ace hopeful of making final

2011-04-20 10:40:36, Views: 6, Clubcall

City ace hopeful of making final

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez admits he is desperate to be fit to lead his side in the FA Cup final against Stoke on May 14.

Tevez missed the semi-final win over Manchester United on Saturday with the hamstring injury he sustained at Liverpool last week but he could be back for the Wembley showdown against the Potters.

City boss Roberto Mancini said he expects Tevez to be out for around four weeks, which could mean he may just be fit for the game and the Argentinian ace admits he is desperate to play in such a big occasion.

"I have played in the cup for three teams and know what an important competition it is. In some countries the domestic cup is not important," he said.

"But because of the history and of what the FA Cup means to the supporters it carries more significance.

"It always has a special atmosphere because of that and I'm sure the game will be an amazing occasion."

He added: "We are playing well and we have a chance to achieve something big for Manchester City," he continued after a 1-0 win over local rivals United had secured a final spot.

"For the club, owners and fans. As a player you want to play in the big occasions.

"I played at Wembley once for United against Everton in the semi-finals. We lost the penalty shoot-out so it's not a happy memory."


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