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“It is two important games in such a short space of time. Sunderland away is always going to be tough and obviously Chelsea will be too, but hopefully we’ve got a squad that can handle it.”

 - Ryan Giggs

15/03/2013 22:21, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Giggs has faith in squad

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And although Ryan is proud of his achievement, the Welsh legend admits he has not taken any time to reflect on the milestone and is instead focused on ensuring the Reds get over any European hangover by finishing this campaign strongly.

“There was a bit of disappointment immediately after the Real Madrid match but then we were looking forward to Chelsea, so I haven’t thought about it,” he explains. “I was obviously proud [of my 1,000th match] and would’ve liked better circumstances to celebrate it, but I just get on with it and hope for a good end to the season.

“I think as you enter your thirties you are just trying to play for as long as possible and to get as much out of the game as you can. Luckily, I’ve managed to stay injury free and I’ve had the continuity of the manager being here. So many things have gone for me and I’ve looked after myself, but nobody ever envisages getting to 1,000 games.”

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