Mata's view on a crucial victory
Matchwinner Juan Mata tells us what went through his mind in the lead-up to his well-taken goal…
“Finally we win against them. They are a difficult team. They are very well-coached and play in a certain way. And you can see they train a lot. They have good players. Strong defenders. A good striker in Raul Jimenez and quick players, Traore for example. Experienced players in the middle. Any team has difficulties to beat them. But we win 1-0, we are through and we are very pleased.” Second half all us? “They had. Few chances. We also had a few chances so we could have scored in the first half. Important to defend well. Another clean sheet for Romero which is important. A positive sperofm4renace. We take the FA Cup very seriously because it is a special competition and I really like it. I hope we can play at Wembley again. Already thinking about a very special game at the weekend. The goal? “I got the ball and had a lot of space in front of me so I tried to run as quick as I could. It is not always good when you have a lot of time to think. I had a few things in my head on how to finish and finally when the goalkeeper was very close to me I thought about chipping it. Luckily it went in. I was waiting for VAR. I was very happy. VAR? “You have to wait. I celebrated and then I thought okay let's see what the referee said but I looked at the bench and Ole said it was onside. Away game in the fourth round? “We won’t know until three or four days before but we are not thinking about that now. We are just thinking about the next game and try to bring this run of football and good results to Anfield. Romero clean sheet? “Very positive not only for the goalkeepers but also the defensive line and also the whole team. Very important to be solid in that sense and not concede goals to mistakes. We have showed in the last couple of games we can do it. Focus on Sunday? “No time To dwell if you lose or be overly happy if you win. We will now prepare 100 per cent for Liverpool.