Watford skipper Troy Deeney will be telling his players to enjoy it tomorrow afternoon as the club prepares to play its biggest occasion yet.
The striker understands the nature of the game against Manchester City but knows they’re not unbeatable.
He said: “Every team has weaknesses otherwise they wouldn’t lose a game. We’re not naive enough to think we can just turn up and we’re going to beat Man City – they’re a great team – arguably one of the best teams we’ve had in our generation of footballing teams. We will show them the respect they deserve – it’s a one off game, anything can happen.”
In the changing room before the game Deeney will be giving a fierce team talk to inspire the team that have dug deep to reach the club’s first final in 35 years.
Deeney said: “What I’ll actually say can’t be said in this room, but I would say something like – enjoy it, you’ve earnt it.
“We need to enjoy the moment; we’ve never won a cup so it’s a massive achievement, a to get there and, b being on the cusp of doing something unbelievable – something that’s never been done in this club’s history.
“Whilst you’ve got to enjoy it, you’ve got to know there’s a seriousness to it as well.”
Deeney added: “Naturally it’s a monumental game in terms of what it means to English football so to possibly be leading the team out in front of all those people and with my family and friends there it will be massive for me.”