FA Cup: Uwe Rosler hoping Brentford keep calm against Chelsea
Uwe Rosler hopes to channel Brentford's excitement about facing Chelsea into another positive FA Cup performance.
Last Updated: 17/02/13 11:15am
The Bees head to Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a fourth round replay after pushing the outgoing European champions all the way at Griffin Park, with Chelsea only earning their 2-2 draw seven minutes from time.
Around 6,000 Brentford fans are expected to make the trip to Stamford Bridge and Rosler hopes the exciting nature of the day will help to increase his squad's levels of motivation.
"I think first of all there will be a big factor of excitement going to Stamford Bridge," Rosler said. "I think excitement will take over and they will be very motivated. My players will raise their standards in terms of physical capabilities, hopefully by five to 10 per cent, which is needed to compete.
"Obviously Chelsea will take us more seriously than the first game and I am looking forward to what will be a great test for us, for everybody involved.
"I still believe it is possible. The chances are slimmer but I think it is still possible. The crucial thing for us is that we are competitive in the first half an hour.
"We need to keep it at 0-0 in the first half an hour, keep our options open and also be brave to attack them.
"We have to be compact, win the ball in the right areas and not make any mistakes. We need to counter them and the longer it is 0-0, the bigger our chance becomes because they will put more men forward and be more open.
"We will have players on the bench that can come on and change the game for us. Chelsea is a fantastic club and it is a fantastic opportunity for this club, everybody connected with Brentford.
"Never since I joined the club had a player late for a meeting, but before the first game two players came late. It was not because they were undisciplined, it was because they were nervous and forgot to look at their watch.
"The excitement at times can take over and the big key for my coaching staff and me is to make them feel comfortable."