He said: ‘A semi-final is sometimes worse than the final because it’s the worst possible time to lose a game and go out of the competition.
‘It is Manchester City again in the semis, so it is going to be another big game.
‘Last season we didn’t take a step far enough, we had the three semis and didn’t take that step. This year, let’s see how we fare.
‘I think you can see how much we have grown though. The longer games last you can see us grow, and that is a big difference in us.
‘We will face City and keep our feet on the ground and try to improve. We are in a good place at the moment, but we don’t get carried away.’
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