Watford Midfielder Étienne Capoue believes the team has every chance of lifting the trophy on Saturday despite the media’s odds against them.
Man City have won 14 games in the build up to the final and are also looking to complete the domestic treble.
“Everyone is saying we have zero chances – so we’re going to take it,” said the Frenchman.
“Everyone says Man City is a top team, everyone is thinking they will win easily so we’re going to try beat them and stay focused for 90 minutes – that’s the most important point for us.
“It’s normal for them to win every game and we’re going to try to give everything. Nobody is expecting us to win or give a good game but I think we are in a good position where nobody is expecting us so we can walk and give 200 per cent.
“When we played away against Man City, we did very good first half and the second half started with a wrong decision from the referee. I think it killed us mentally, I think if we do it this way, we can be dangerous.”
Capoue added: “I feel like we need the 12th man now because we conceded two goals straight away and it was time to push everybody. I did it for the team and I think it made the players feel like come on we’re 2-0 down, we can make it 2-2. It was just instinct – I love it here.”
The Watford Player of the Year winner said he’s been playing his best football of his career and is hungry for results.
He said: “It’s my best year in football but I’m just playing in my position and I enjoyed it and the coach has given me the freedom to do what I can do.
“He’s a very good coach. He talks to you a friend to everybody and he’s tried to put everyone on the same page, and he’s created a very good atmosphere between us.”