Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu admits he is desperate to play in a Wembley final but expects a tough Capital One Cup second-leg clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night.
The sides are set to go head-to-head in the last four at the Etihad Stadium, with the Toffees taking a 2-1 first-leg lead to the north west courtesy of goals from Ramiro Funes Mori and Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park on January 6.
Jesus Navas netted for Manuel Pellegrini’s men and it has all the makings of a tight encounter in midweek.
It has been an up-and-down season so far for Everton and there is a sense of what might have been, with only six Premier League wins and 11 draws.
It all adds up to a disappointing 12th place in the top-flight standings and it would appear that a cup triumph might be one way to salvage something from the campaign.
Deulofeu is certainly up for the challenge and the 21-year-old has revealed that it will be a big day for all connected with him if the Merseysiders progress.
“My family will definitely come if we get there,” he said. “Please, I hope the dogs can come too. I’ll sign for them. In Spain we need a stadium like this.
“I’ve never been and want to go for the first time with Everton. It’s an incredible possibility but first we have a very difficult game at Manchester City.”
City are 1.67 favourites to reach the final with Everton on offer at 2.10 but the former Barcelona man feels there is enough talent in the ranks to take care of the former Premier League champions.
“It’s true we can beat anyone,” he continued. “I think we can win every game because we have an amazing team.”