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Eid love to win FA Cup!

Posted on 13 February 2010  - 12:00

Eidur Gudjohnsen prepared to meet his former club Bolton in the FA Cup by admitting: "I'll give everything to get my hands on that trophy."

Eid love to win FA Cup!

Eidur Gudjohnsen prepared to meet his former club Bolton in the FA Cup by admitting: "I'll give everything to get my hands on that trophy."

The Icelandic striker made his debut for us at Wolves on Wednesday and returns to his first home in English football, Bolton's Reebok Stadium, for a fifth-round tie on Sunday.

Eidur scored 26 goals in 73 appearances between 1998-2000 before switching the Reebok for Stamford Bridge and has nothing but respect for Bolton.

But he's determined to progress this weekend and bring home the one trophy that has eluded him.

"I've been lucky enough to win a lot of trophies in my career but the FA Cup is the one trophy I've yet to win in England," said Eidur.

"It's fair to say it's the most famous cup competition in European football.

"I remember FA Cup Finals from way back, not in detail, but I remember sitting and watching them - everyone watches the FA Cup Final. That says it all really.

"Having played in England for eight years before joining Spurs now, you do get a sense of the romance for the competition, the passion for it. We all love the FA Cup because of the upsets, the big history.

"Even though it looks far away it's only three wins and you are in the final. That gives it even more importance on Sunday. After what happened at Wolves it gives us the perfect platform to put in a good performance and get back to winning ways."

Eidur doesn't underestimate the role Bolton played in his career. He suffered a huge setback in his early days with a serious ankle injury and was released by Dutch team PSV. Playing back home in Iceland, Bolton signed him from KR Reykjavic in August, 1998 and he didn't look back.

"My career was up in the air, I'd been out for a long time with an ankle injury and Bolton took a bit of a chance on me," he said. "It took time for me to get going but it really took off after about six months.

"I had a great time there, was treated very well and until this day, the respect is there. I've nothing but positive things to say about the club and the people there."