Cadamarteri has team ready to face giant killers
Having provided the shock of the round by beating Manchester City, Plymouth Argyle will be hoping to repeat that success at Turf Moor tonight when we play them in the 4th round of the FA Youth Cup.
Having beaten Leeds, we will have one big change tonight and that will come in the dug out. Coach Danny Cadamarteri was away on a coaching course when we beat Leeds in the last round but he’ll be back in charge tonight as we look to progress to the last sixteen of this season’s competition.
Cadamarteri knows all about this competition. He’s played in it; he’s reached the final where he’s scored and gone on to pick up a winners medal. That came twenty years ago in an Everton side that also included such as Richard Dunne, Leon Osman and Tony Hibbert. They beat a Blackburn side, including David Dunn, 5-2 on aggregate. Everton won the first leg at Ewood 3-1 with Cadamarteri scoring the second goal to give Everton a 2-1 lead.
Tonight he’s in charge of the Burnley team against the biggest giant killers this season in the competition. Speaking about that shock result, he said: “I think it puts a big stir around academy football. It’s that same kind of projection of the magic of the cup as in the senior level, where anything can happen. Plymouth put in hard work, resilience and organisation and got a result off the back of it.
“We are well aware that Manchester City went out in that kind of situation and we don’t want to be another club that suffers a scalping. We will go into the game with it being one of the only games this season where we’ve been favourites, but we want to go in and do a job and put in a performance to win a game.”
He added: “We are under no illusion. It’s going to be a tough game. It’s a very resolute group we are going to play against, but we have to back ourselves to go out and put in a performance.
“I have said to the boys, and looked at the results from the last round, and a couple of the big hitters have already gone out. Man City are out, Man Utd have gone out and in the next round Liverpool or Arsenal will go out because they play each other, so there are some really big teams who have already gone out of the competition.
“Our primary focus is to make sure we are in the draw for the next round and just try and have as long a run in this competition as possible.”Share this page :