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Michu: Fans can cheer us to glory

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07:00 20th February 2013

. . . Spanish star insists Jack Army will be crucial to Swans' trophy bid


Scoring sensation Michu has called on the Jack Army to cheer the Swans to an historic Capital One Cup success against Bradford at Wembley.
All roads lead to Wembley on Sunday as Michael Laudrup and Co hope to lift the first major piece of silverware in the Swans’ 100-year history.
In their way stand League Two outfit Bradford, who are hoping to claim a fourth top-flight scalp during a superb campaign for Phil Parkinson’s side.
With a new name set to be inscribed on the League Cup, the stage is set for a memorable final.
And Michu, who is eagerly anticipating the Wembley atmosphere after hearing his team-mates discuss the experience of the Championship Play-Off Final in 2011, believes the support of the Jack Army is going to be crucial.
“Ash, Leon and Monks have spoken about the atmosphere at the Play-Off Final. They said the supporters were amazing and made an incredible amount of noise,” said the 18-goal Spaniard.
“I can’t wait to run out at Wembley - one of the best stadiums in Europe - and hear the Jack Army getting behind us.
“When I hear them sing (Hymns and Arias) before matches at the Liberty, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
“So with over 33,000 Jacks singing that song, I think it will be an incredible moment and it could make the difference for us.
“Hopefully we will give them an incredible moment on Sunday, because they deserve all the success because they give us amazing support.”
Michu, who scored the opening goal of the semi-final first leg win at Chelsea, has hailed the emergence of the underdog in the tournament.
Bradford have already claimed the scalps of Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa during their route to Wembley.
But the 26-year-old is determined to ensure there won’t be one more giantkilling act in the final.
“I am very excited,” said the former Rayo Vallecano midfielder. “We are favourites for the final, but no one here will be taking Bradford for granted.
“Look at the teams they have beaten to get to the final – Wigan, Arsenal, Aston Villa over two legs. These are among the top 20 teams in England, so Bradford have proved they have no fear against the bigger teams.
“But that’s what I love about the cup competitions here. The underdogs can beat the big clubs.
“In Spain, that rarely happens. For a fourth tier team to get to the final in Spain? Well, that’s impossible.
“But in England it can happen, as we have seen this season.
“On Sunday, though, we are determined not to let the underdog win.
“We have had a fantastic season in the league, so to win a first major trophy for the club as well would make it even better.
“That would also mean European football for us next year, and that has always been a dream of mine.
“So it would be perfect if we can win this Sunday.”

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