Odemwingie wants cup success
West Brom's Peter Odemwingie has revealed boss Roy Hodgson has challenged them to make an impact on the FA Cup this year.
Last Updated: 09/01/12 3:03pm
West Brom marksman Peter Odemwingie has revealed boss Roy Hodgson has challenged them to make an impact on the FA Cup this year.
The Nigeria international opened the scoring for the Baggies in their 4-2 win over Cardiff on Saturday to seal a fourth round tie against Norwich.
Odemwingie described how they were inspired by Hodgson's pre-match talk and how he urged them to match the feat of their 1968 FA Cup winning team.
"The manager spoke about how it's been over 40 years since the club won the FA Cup and he said this year it would be a very good cup to win it so let's do our best in it," he commented.
"He said he wasn't taking this match lightly and playing the best available team.
"He was very serious about it on Friday in training and the pre-match talk was long and emphasised that we had to be very serious. We are hoping to go as far as possible in this tournament."
There was a certain degree of controversy over the former Lokomotiv Moscow striker's opener at the weekend, and even the striker admitted to being bemused by the incident.
"There was a thought that if I kicked the ball I could get a yellow card for doing it after the whistle," he added.
"But I had no time to look at the linesman because it was a quick one, so I controlled and finished.
"I thought it was offside but maybe someone was sleeping that I couldn't see."