Johnathan Stack reports from Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor‘s media conference ahead of their FA Cup tie with Championship side Sheffield United later today (29/1/23).
Above: Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor is looking for his team to go one better than last season as the FA Cup gets underway for WSL sides this weekend. Photo: Manchester City.
Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor has told the media that he is hoping that his team can add a fourth FA Cup triumph to their trophy cabinet this season ahead of their fourth-round tie against Sheffield United.
City has since gone on to finish as a semi-finalist and runners-up in the two most recent tournaments.
Speaking to the press at City Football Academy, Taylor said: “It’s always an aim for us [to win the FA Cup]. I think some people or teams might look at certain competitions as more important than others,” he said.
“We accept that the league is the competition you really want to win because you have to be faultless and it’s often the marker of a good team.
Taylor went on further to add “In cup competitions, you can win six to eight games and it’s not necessarily the best team who wins, but you have to be consistent in those games.
“You have to work a lot with the League Cup (Conti Cup) as an example to get that real opportunity. It’s the same with the FA Cup, you get down to the nitty-gritty from around the quarter-final stages.
“The last two or three years our record in the FA Cup record has been really good. It’s a great competition and one that’s still admired by supporters and players. It means a lot to them.”
Ahead of tomorrow’s game City will be without Demi Stokes and Esme Morgan just as they were on Wednesday for their 6-0 Conti Cup triumph over Bristol City.
Manchester City play Sheffield United at the Academy Stadium today at 1pm (UK time).