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Wilson in the programme

Posted on 24 March 2010  - 12:00

The FA Cup continues to reach and delight fans all over the world - as Wilson Palacios tells tonight's official matchday programme for the quarter-final replay against Fulham.

Wilson in the programme

The FA Cup continues to reach and delight fans all over the world - as Wilson Palacios tells tonight's official matchday programme for the quarter-final replay against Fulham.

The midfielder is looking forward to another battle after the hard-fought goalless draw in the initial tie at Craven Cottage on March 6.

The prize for the winners is a semi-final against Portsmouth at Wembley on April 11.

"Back in Honduras, the FA Cup is always televised and we follow it a lot, it has a big impact on the people there," explained the former resident of La Ceiba, a port city on the northern coast of Honduras. "Both of the English cup competitions are shown back home, but most of the excitement is about the FA Cup which is such a big tournament around the world.

"When you are younger you dream of playing in big finals and I was no different. Wembley Stadium is one of the world's most historic grounds and for someone from Honduras to play there would be a real honour.

"I'm very excited and a little bit emotional by the whole situation. To be so close to being at Wembley is very exciting but we of course have a very difficult game against Fulham to come before we can even think about it."

Wembley might be in the midfielder's sights, but he's determined not to look too far ahead.

"We've got a home game now which will be hard as nothing is certain in football, but we are all very concentrated and determined to win this replay and reach Wembley," he said. "Just because we are at the Lane doesn't mean a win is guaranteed, we just have to keep that high level of concentration that has got us to this point and push on from here."

You can read the interview in full in tonight's matchday programme.

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