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Niko Wembley dreaming

Posted on 22 January 2010  - 12:00

Niko Kranjcar knows what it feels like to the lift the FA Cup - and he firmly believes he can relive the experience with Spurs this season.

Niko Wembley dreaming

Niko Kranjcar knows what it feels like to the lift the FA Cup - and he firmly believes he can relive the experience with Spurs this season.

The Croatian midfielder describes winning the competition with Portsmouth in 2008 as the ‘greatest achievement of his club career'.

And as he prepares for our Fourth Round tie against Leeds United at the Lane on Saturday, Niko can sense the magic of the Cup already rubbing off on our squad.

With big contenders Manchester United and Liverpool already out, and with a convincing 4-0 Third Round victory over Peterborough United behind us, the 25-year-old sees no reason why 2010 couldn't be our year.

As we also look to maintain our challenge for a top four spot in the Barclays Premier League, Niko feels the strength of our squad will be key in a battle on two fronts.

He said: "It is something that we want to win and, with the quality of our squad, even if we need to rest players, the ones who come in will produce some good stuff.

"You want to win the cup because it is great for the fans and great for yourselves. It is also special for the manager to say he has won the FA Cup."

On his own experience of glory, Niko continued: "It is nice to win trophies and the FA Cup is something special. Winning it was the greatest achievement of my club career.

"Winning trophies back home in Croatia is what they expect you to do if you play for Dinamo Zagreb or Hadjuk Split.

"But when I came to Portsmouth, no-one expected us to win anything, so winning the FA Cup that year was really something special."