Up for the Cup
Thursday 27th January 2011
David Stockdale has set his sights on a place in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON as Fulham face Tottenham in the Fourth Round at Craven Cottage on Sunday|.
The young goalkeeper has produced a number of impressive performances for the Whites in Mark Schwarzer’s absence - with his most recent display at Anfield against Liverpool drawing wide praise.
Tottenham have already recorded two league victories over the Whites this season and whilst Stockdale is anticipating a challenging Cup encounter, he believes a win is an attainable outcome.
“I don’t like to think of games as hard,” he explained. “I believe in my team-mates and that they’ll pull through. All games are hard in different ways, the Manager’s told us to treat every game like a big game and that’s what we’re doing at the moment.
“We just focus on ourselves and not what’s coming against us – we know they’ve got a lot of good players. You can’t pick individuals out with the amount of talent they have in their team. We need to think about what we did at their place and build on that.”
Looking to his own performances and the imminent return of Mark Schwarzer, Stockdale is hoping that his displays will give Manager Mark Hughes a selection headache.
“I’ve got ambitions but I don’t like to think about it too much or get ahead of myself,” he said. “I’m just trying to give the Manager a dilemma here at Fulham when Mark comes back from international duty. That’s all I’m thinking about at the moment.”
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