Jags - We're the underdogs
Everton's Phil Jagielka believes David Moyes' men are the firm underdogs to win this year's FA Cup.
Last Updated: 10/03/09 8:34am
Phil Jagielka believes Everton are the firm underdogs to win this year's FA Cup.
The Toffees booked their place in the semi-final of the prestigious Cup tournament with a 2-1 success over Middlesbrough - the third top-flight side they have faced after previously eliminating Liverpool and Aston Villa.
Everton have been paired with the juggernaut that is Manchester United while the other semi-final sees either Arsenal or Hull City tackle Chelsea.
Jagielka does not think it could be harder to win the FA Cup this season and that, while getting to Wembley is an accomplishment, they are not simply going to the capital to make up the numbers.
Harder than ever
"The FA Cup is probably as hard to win as it's ever been," said Jagielka.
"Last year, quite a few of the big boys went out, but if Arsenal get through it will be the most successful teams in Premier League history and us.
"We know it will be hard and we're now the underdogs. We've had a tough run so far and I can only see it getting tougher.
"People are celebrating now because we're at Wembley, but as much as we're happy about that, it would be heartbreaking to go there and get beaten.
"It's a nice place to go, but it's still only a semi-final."