Knights captain Milan Batur has said the sky’s the limit with the Club’s Westfield FFA Cup campaign, citing Leicester City’s English Premier League heroics as a good enough reason to never say never.
Speaking to Knights Media following the club’s Round 6 draw, which saw Andrew Marth’s men picked to play Dandenong City, Batur said the cup was an opportunity to prove themselves.
“The FFA Cup is very important to the players, the club and the community as a whole,” the skipper said.
“It gives us a chance to compete with the best teams in the country. How far do I want to go in the Cup? Well, Leicester won the EPL so anything is possible.”
Addressing Wednesday’s cup draw, which set up a rematch of this year’s Vic Cro Cup pre-season tournament, Batur dismissed the loss against Aaron Healey’s side.
“Yes, we played Dandy City earlier in the year and they were a well structured side, but now it’s completely different.
“It’s cup football and everyone wants to go on and play in the quarter finals, so that’s what we are looking to achieve.”
“I think it might create more of a party atmosphere as both sides are Croatian backed and it gives the Croatian community a chance show its passion and love for football, in Victoria and in the FFA Cup.”
The Knights come into the FFA Cup clash against City after a truly dramatic Round 5 fixture against Oakleigh Cannons, which saw the Club turn around a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 with goals in the 89th and 90th minute.
Batur said that result has instilled a never-say-die mentality, which he hopes to take into the game against Dandenong.
“The boys are both excited and relieved that we beat Oakleigh,” Batur said.
“We came back from a loss three days early and from one nil down to beat them in that fashion, has given us extreme confidence. We have created a never give up attitude at the club, no matter what minute of the game it is.”
Knights face Dandenong City in Round 6 of the Westfield FFA Cup at Knights Stadium, with the date to be confirmed soon, however it’s scheduled to be played mid-week during the week of May 22nd.