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Anthony sets the Underdog tone for FA Cup tie

Extensive interview with midfielder ahead of match against Millwall

15 February 2019

Anthony Wordsworth grew up watching Neil Sullivan, Chris Perry, and Kenny Cunningham upsetting the odds against the best teams around in the late 1990s.

Now, the midfielder, whose favourite song is Underdog by Kasabian, is aiming to be a part of creating his own piece of FA Cup history, as Wimbledon go in search of a last-eight place on Saturday.

"I signed for Wimbledon when I was seven years of age and I spent a few years at the club," recalled Anthony. "I remember going to Selhurst Park with my Dad to watch the likes of Michael Hughes, Jason Euell, Efan Ekoku, Kenny Cunningham, Neil Sullivan, and Neal Ardley. We used to get into the bar after games and chat to the players, which was really good."

On Saturday's big FA Cup tie against Millwall, Anthony said: "Watching the draw, I remember when it came out that I was gutted because you want to play against one of the big teams. It would have been nice for everyone to get an away tie at Man United, but once that disappointment cleared you realise that you have a chance of actually winning this game and getting into the FA Cup quarter-finals, which would be massive for everyone."

In his extensive seven-minute interview, Anthony also talked about the stones he carries around to bring 'positive energy' and gives his view on team-mate Toby Sibbick's goal celebrations against West Ham. Click on the link above to watch the full interview with Rob Cornell posing the questions.


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