Rosler expects underestimation

Manager Uwe Rosler expects Chelsea to underestimate his Brentford side in Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round clash at Griffin Park.

Last Updated: 26/01/13 at 13:44

Uwe Rosler: Expects Chelsea to underestimate his side

Uwe Rosler: Expects Chelsea to underestimate his side

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The most recent competitive meeting between the Bees and the Blues was 63 years ago, when Chelsea claimed a 1-0 FA Cup third-round in front of 38,000 fans.

Griffin Park could hold its largest crowd in 30 years if it is full to its 12,000 capacity tomorrow, with few anticipating an upset as Chelsea seek to defend the FA Cup in a season where opportunities for silverware are dwindling.

"They will take the game seriously," Rosler said.

"They can only win the FA Cup and the Europa League and a club like Chelsea has to win trophies each year.

"Chelsea will still have an extremely strong team. I still think their players will underestimate us. It's a human reaction.

"I was as a player the same and I think that is our chance.

"We have to believe in our chance and we have to go for it."

Chelsea lost the two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final to Swansea, who meet League Two Bradford in the Wembley final.

Brentford eliminated Bradford from the FA Cup in the second round as part of their eventful run in the competition thus far.

The Bees beat non-League Borehamwood in the first round, required a replay to advance at the expense of Bradford and another replay, which again took place at Griffin Park, to beat Southend and go through to the glamour tie with the holders.

Rosler is confident his side have players who can trouble Rafael Benitez's Chelsea.

Clayton Donaldson has scored four goals in the competition to date - finding the net in each round - while Harry Forrester is a tricky player.

"We have players who can cause any opposition problems, especially when it's a one-off game," Rosler added.

"We have pace, we have technically good players and we are a fit team. We can work very hard against the ball, pressurising and hopefully we can show that on Sunday."

In the moments before kick-off, former Manchester City striker Rosler will urge his players not to be overawed by the occasion, but to seize the opportunity.

He said: "Go out, enjoy it, but don't get carried away by the occasion. Focus on the job in hand.

"Test yourself. Relish the chance to compete and make the most of it.

"My job is to instruct, motivate and inspire my players for a fantastic opportunity on Sunday.

"I'll be excited like my players. We've been working very hard to come to a stage when we can compete against the European holders, against a top Premiership side full of world stars. The bench is full of top stars. We just want to make the most out of it.

"For everybody involved. For players, backroom staff, coaching staff and also the manager. We're a unit here in this club.

"We're going very much in one direction. We want to impress. We want people to take notice of Brentford."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

isse should have appealed and explained that it was just a retaliation, just like Matic did. Apparently the FA are ok with retaliation.

Triangler
Cisse accepts FA charge

L

ove this guy. He's one of the few surviving players that I remember so vividly from Football Italia and Gazetta on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

HarryBoulton
Francesco Totti - The King Of Rome

T

his is such a non-story it's unreal. I think we all know we are not playing to our potential yet and it hasn't yet clicked properly so he can celebrate or not celebrate all he wants.

GVMUFC
Van Gaal denies Giggs rift

Footer 365

Hodgson aims to stay on - Report

Roy Hodgson wants to continue as England manager until after the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, according to reports.

Louis van Gaal denies bust-up with Man Utd assistant Ryan Giggs

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has hit out after he was asked about his relationship with Ryan Giggs.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes captaincy is bringing the best out of team-mate Jordan Henderson

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes captaincy is bringing the best out of team-mate Jordan Henderson.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company