Capital One Cup: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet targets Wembley final
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is hoping to get the job done in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final.
Last Updated: 22/01/14 9:08pm
The Black Cats go into the game with a slender advantage after their 2-1 first leg victory at the Stadium of Light earlier this month and Poyet knows they've only done part of the job.
If Sunderland overcome the Red Devils it will be their major cup final since 1992 and Poyet is looking for a 'complete performance' to book his side a place at Wembley in March.
"It's a great opportunity to put ourselves in a final but we've only done part of the job. You never know how much - whether 50% or not - but definitely a part," Poyet told the club's official website.
"You don't get to a semi-final every year - sometimes not even in 10 years.
"We must go there and try to make sure we finish the job and put ourselves in the final.
"We need a complete game - we must defend well, be strong and be good on the ball - much better than the other day [against Southampton]."
Poyet is resisting the temptation to defend their lead and wants his side to get forward as much as possible, create goal-scoring chances and make it difficult for United to mount a comeback.
"We're going to play the game as normal," Poyet said.
"The idea is to play the game and then you make decisions.
"We must attack to create chances and score goals. If we score then it will be more difficult for Manchester United."
Sunderland have 9,000 travelling supporters making their way to the North West for the second leg and Poyet is hoping they leave Old Trafford happy.
"It's going to be great seeing that quantity of fans away from home - it's a special occasion," he added.
"The idea is to give them a great day and make them happy."