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One game at a time

Posted on 5 January 2009  - 12:00

Didier Zokora is taking every game as it comes at the moment with our season in full swing and competition on four fronts.

One game at a time

Didier Zokora is taking every game as it comes at the moment with our season in full swing and competition on four fronts.

Next up is tomorrow night's Carling Cup semi-final first leg with Burnley at The Lane - a massive game for the midfielder.

The Ivory Coast international was away with his country at this time last year, therefore missing out on our memorable success over Arsenal at the same stage of the competition.

And although he acknowledges that we are the bookies favourites to get past the Championship side and make it to Wembley for a second year in a row, Didier is treating this clash the same as any other we prepare to face at the moment.

"Last year I was at the African Cup of Nations when we were playing the semi-finals, so this game is very important to me now," he said.

"Going into the game we are the favourites, but we must be ready to win this leg because we are the home team and we need goals to take with us to Burnley.

"Friday's [in the FA Cup against Wigan] win was good for the confidence because Wigan are doing well in the league.

"And likewise, we need a win against Burnley to take confidence into our league match with Wigan next Sunday. This is why every game is equally important."

Didier was a key member of the side which claimed the league cup trophy at Wembley last year, and now he is looking to do it all again.

"It's everyone's dream to play in a Wembley final, and now we have a big chance to do it again for the second year running and qualify for Europe.

"We are looking to put on a good performance against Burnley on what should be a great night with fantastic atmosphere in front of our fans."

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