Kasper calls for 12th man
Kasper Schmeichel wants Leeds fans to make Elland Road an intimidating venue for the replay with Arsenal.
Last Updated: 10/01/11 11:55am
Kasper Schmeichel wants Leeds United fans to make Elland Road an intimidating venue for their FA Cup replay with Arsenal.
The Whites surprised all by drawing at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, although they almost emerged from their trip to London with a win.
Arsenal needed a last-gasp penalty from Cesc Fabregas to level matters and, had it not been for Schmeichel, Arsenal would have progressed.
Schmeichel has now turned his attention to the Elland Road replay and despite Arsenal still being favourites he hopes the fans can play their part.
The Danish shot-stopper knows Leeds have goals in their team and believes they have a chance of meeting Huddersfield in the fourth round.
"With the players we've got, I think we should be confident against anybody, especially at Elland Road," said Schmeichel.
"The atmosphere we can create there is very intimidating.
"Arsenal will be used to playing in that sort of atmosphere, but we'll be confident. Playing at the Emirates is not different to playing at Elland Road.
"It's a great place to play. Playing in great stadiums in front of great fans is what you're in football for. You want to be at these venues and it's just another one of those.
"Elland Road is a great place, an amazing place to play. The fans make it special.
"It gives us a lift I'd say but not an edge because Arsenal are a great team.
"We expect them to come and have a lot of possession. But we're confident that given the chance we'll score goals."