Town’s Head Coach previews Birmingham
- David Wagner Previews FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Birmingham City
- Head Coach wants success in every game
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David Wagner says that his side are excited to be back playing in front of the John Smith’s Stadium for their Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Birmingham City.
The Head Coach was speaking to the press on Thursday afternoon at the Pre-Match Press Conference ahead of Town’s Fourth Round tie against Steve Cotterill’s side.
David Wagner said that his side have had a good week of training in prepration for the game as they look to book their place in the Fifth Round.
With the Premier League fight for survival heating up, Town’s Head Coach said that the priority switches on Saturday as he wants his side to be successful in every game they take part in.
Speaking ahead of the Birmingham City tie, David Wagner commented:
“First of all, it’s a great competition, it’s the oldest football competition in the world and we would like to be involved more than just this round. For this we must perform if we want to be successful.
“We are totally independent from what has happened in the Premier League so far, and we are focused on the new one. This is an exciting competition we play at home in front of our supporters.
“We’ve had a good week so far with a lot of healthy players in training and hopefully we will make the right decisions in the starting line-up that we will be successful.”
“The priority for us is the Premier League, this is our daily work. But on Saturday the priority is the FA Cup and I’ve not problems having the priority to be successful in both competitions we are involved in.
“I would not view both competitions as a connection; they are independent from each other. We are in the Premier League in a position where we are in the middle of the race, around the middle amongst 10 teams who will fight for survival; we are one of them.
“In the FA Cup, it’s a second competition where we have booked a ticket for this round where we beat Bolton Wanderers and we have the chance to book a further ticket against Birmingham on Saturday.”
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