Manchester City v Wigan Athletic
The FA Cup with Budweiser
5.15pm, Saturday 11 May 2013
Live on ITV & ESPN
Winning club receives £1.8m and runner-up £900,000
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Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City would ‘cherish’ another success in The FA Cup.
The City captain hopes to lead his side to a second triumph in three years following their win over Stoke City in the 2011 Final.
They went onto claim their first League crown for 44 years the following season and although they relinquished the title to near neighbours Manchester United last month, the Belgian says City’s campaign will be still be celebrated should they lift The Cup.
Kompany explained: "You shouldn't take these kind of games for granted, they don't always keep coming.
"It [would be] unbelievable for us to do it again, and for the fans it [would be] unbelievable as well.
"We have to be respectful of every trophy we can get. If we win this one it will be massive for the club and something to cherish.
"If you win a trophy you should celebrate it, you consider it as a great achievement. It is something that will be remembered forever.”
Roberto Mancini’s men are strong favourites to beat maiden Cup Finalists Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
City have beaten the relegation-threatened Latics in both Premier League fixtures this season, but Kompany believes Wigan will prove a tough nut to crack, particularly after their impressive performance at the Etihad Stadium last month.
He added: "They are one of the more difficult sides we have played this season.
"You can see it's a team that doesn't fear keeping possession.
"When it's going well for them they are a very difficult team to play against. We have to be careful.
"When they played at Etihad, they were really good and caused us a lot of trouble. But we managed it really well in the end. We didn't concede and we won the game.
"I think they are a good team and if people think they will be easy then it is a mistake."