Nacho Monreal has fond memories of Wembley.
The Spain international equalised in last season’s Emirates FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, before helping us win the competition for the 13th time just a month later.
Monreal was also involved in our Carabao Cup semi-final equaliser against Chelsea on Wednesday, and cannot wait to head back to Wembley to face City on February 25.
on going to Wembley once again…
It’s really nice for us because we have good memories, we have played six times at Wembley and we’ve always won a trophy playing there, so we come back to playing there. It is the opportunity to play in a final and we have to be focused in the next game and we will be ready for the final.
on whether we grew into the game…
Yes of course. I think in the first half they played better than us and we played really deep so they had the ball and we didn’t have too many chances. We were so lucky because we started losing, but we scored in a corner and I think in the second half we changed our set up to press higher and we played a lot better than in the first half. It’s fair, it was a good game. They had opportunities, but we were a bit better than them and that’s why we will play in the final.
on his performance…
I am very happy, because I didn’t play for six games, and for me it’s always hard to come back because you lose the rhythm of competition, but in both games I felt really good. Not only me, the team have played really well today and the last game and this is the way we have to continue playing.
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