Geovanni dreaming of Wembley
Geovanni has admitted that it is his dream to play at Wembley ahead of Hull City's clash at Arsenal.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 16/03/09 2:45pm
Geovanni has admitted that it is his dream to play at Wembley ahead of Hull City's delayed FA Cup quarter-final at Arsenal on Tuesday.
The club know they are just one game away from playing in the famous stadium for the second time in under a year with a clash against Chelsea awaiting them should they reach the last four.
The Gunners will want to avoid a repeat of the shock 2-1 league defeat at the hands of the Tigers in September when the Brazilian scored a memorable equaliser from outside the area.
Since that memorable night at Emirates Stadium Phil Brown's men have slipped down the Premier League table, but despite survival being the top priority the 29-year-old believes the FA Cup can help them in their bid to avoid the drop.
"It is another game where we can prove ourselves," he told the Hull Daily Mail.
"The FA Cup is important because it can help everybody's confidence. The target is go there and win. It is a big game and Wembley will be important.
"Everyone wants to get there. My dream is to be at Wembley."
Hull City will go into the game buoyed by the fact that they have claimed four points from their last two games.
Saturday's home draw to fellow strugglers Newcastle, in which Geovanni scored his first goal since November, gives the club a four-point cushion between themselves and the bottom three.
The former Barcelona and Manchester City man insists it was a point gained rather than two points dropped as the battle at the bottom hots up.
"I have been saying from the start of the season that Hull will stay in the Premier League. I feel even stronger about that now," he added.
"It was a game against one of the teams near us so it was important. We are moving up as a team.
"We went out to win this game, it did not happen. But from now on, the most important thing is not losing games at this stage.
"We could have been happier had we won this game. We have got points in the last two games and we must keep this mentality.
"It is important not to lose games and to give the fans the opportunity to see us in the Premier League."
Back on track
Geovanni was also quick to point out that his spat with Brown, when he was substituted in the 2-1 defeat to Blackburn, was now resolved, leaving him to concentrate solely on team affairs.
"That is the past now, everything is sorted out and everything is clear now. I'm very happy with Phil Brown because he's the one that brought me here," he explained.
"I was a little bit sad because at that time I just wanted to help the team and try to score, but it's okay because everything is sorted out now.
"I'm here to help the team and happy now because everything is back on track."