Manchester City conqueror Will Grigg looks ahead to another FA Cup campaign and hopes to use his past experience as inspiration in 2019.
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- Striker reflects on 2018's FA Cup campaign and hopes to build on those memories.
- "You have to draw on good experiences." - Will Grigg.
Speaking on the latest episode of Latics Listen, striker Will Grigg said it wasn't until last year that his childhood affinity for the FA Cup truly turned into a career reality.
With eight goals in the competition and 2018's leading scorer from the first round onwards, Grigg capped off his and Latics' campaign with that memorable winning goal against Manchester City in February of last year and hopes to use our run in the FA Cup as inspiration for the rest of this season.
ON HIS FA CUP HISTORY
"We had a really successful time last year with a great FA Cup run, so with the FA Cup coming around this weekend it brings back some really good memories and hopefully we can create a few more this time as well.
"It was something new for me last season because I haven't really had successful runs in cup competitions in my career. It was something I enjoyed and it was great for the club and for the fans.
"You get this sense in the FA Cup, you can feel what comes with it, especially when you're involved in a game against a club in a lower division or a higher division.
"It has a bit of a different feel around the game, but once you step onto the pitch it's all about winning the game and the occasion falls away until it's over."
ON THAT GOAL VERSUS MANCHESTER CITY
"I've watched that goal against Man City quite a few times. It's up there with the goal at Doncaster for the one I've watched back the most.
"I've watched the full 90 minutes back a few times, it's a bit painful because I think I'm only on the screen about three times. The goal is something special and one I'll never forget.
"At the time I couldn't remember a thing about it for a couple of weeks, I kept watching it over and over again to try and get it to stick.
"It's my favourite goal, it's a moment that's up there with the promotions. A lot of people said that Man City team was the best in the world at the time.
"The quality of players they brought to the DW was unbelievable, they could even afford to have Kevin De Bruyne on the bench with players like Sergio Aguero, John Stones, (Aymeric) Laporte on the pitch. You look at what City achieved last season and how they're doing now and realise how special it was to beat them."
ON OUR CURRENT RUN OF RESULTS
"As a footballer and as a club you're always going to have difficult spells and unfortunately we're in one of those spells at the moment.
"We've got a lot of quality players and we're working hard to get back to winning ways and play the way we did at the start of the season.
"It's difficult to get out of bad runs, but we know as a group of players and staff that we'll find that right formula, coupled with a bit of luck here and there. We have to find that extra yard from somewhere.
"You have to draw on good experiences and when we step out against West Brom on Saturday we'll be thinking of those good times and using the memories to get a good result."