Caballero's eyeing up silverware
News Mon 19 Mar 2018
Willy Caballero was pleased to play his part as we booked our place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and is now targeting winning the competition.
The Argentinian was between the sticks at a bitterly cold King Power Stadium, as we defeated Leicester in extra-time to set up a clash with Southampton in the semi-final at Wembley.
Now Caballero wants to see the job through and add the FA Cup to his honours list, after previously winning the Carabao Cup with former side, Manchester City.
‘For me, it’s a fantastic competition and I don’t have this trophy, so for sure I want to win the FA Cup,’ said Caballero. ‘Everyone at Chelsea and our supporters want this too.
‘Southampton will be a tough game for us, like Leicester were. We will head to Wembley to play them and have to fight as we did against Leicester and then hopefully we can reach the final.
‘I think we now have a good break [the international break] but the most important thing for the team would be to finish in the top four and get into the Champions League. But of course we have the chance to win a trophy in the FA Cup and that is what we want to do.
‘So we will go to Wembley for the semi-final and hopefully we can do both things – finishing in the top four and winning the FA Cup.’
After Pedro’s header in extra-time ensured us our place in the next round, Caballero was quick to praise the strength of character in the squad for bouncing back from Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona.
‘It was a tough game, but I think we deserved to win. Credit to Leicester, they fought until the end and we had to work double hard to get the win in extra-time.
‘We showed again though that we are a big team and after a bad result against Barcelona in the Champions League, we can turn this around quickly. We played this game with the same ambition and now we are in the semi-final. We showed to the supporters that we are all in this together and we want to do the best for the team and for the club.’