Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is aiming for a trip to Wembley this season.
The Potters face Birmingham City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, with the winner progressing to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
And shot stopper Sorensen wants the club to progress to the final, to play at the historic ground for the first time since their FA Cup final appearance in 2011: “We have had a good run in the competition so far, and we go into tomorrow’s game knowing that a spot in the Quarter-Finals is up for grabs for the winner,” the 37-year-old told the club’s official website.
“We are desperate to progress, and we are desperate to keep this run going, because if you do that then all of a sudden you are in with a very realistic chance of lifting a trophy at Wembley. With the FA Cup success that we had a couple of years ago, we won one or two games early on in the competition and then all of a sudden the excitement built-up and we were there in the final.
“If we win the game at Birmingham on Tuesday then we will be in the last eight, and it will then start to get really exciting for everyone. It is a competition that I would love to win, and I know all of the other lads will be doing everything in their power to win it too. First though we have to overcome Birmingham City, which won’t be easy.”
The Danish ‘keeper played in Stoke’s victories over Walsall and Tranmere, and could continue his own personal cup run should Mark Hughes decide to rest number 1 goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
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