Wigan loanee Scharner desperate for Wembley appearance

Wigan are just 90 minutes away from an FA Cup semi-final place and midfielder Paul Scharner is determined to run out at Wembley for the Latics.

Wigan are just 90 minutes away from an FA Cup semi-final place and midfielder Paul Scharner is determined to run out at Wembley for the Latics.

Scharner returned for his second spell at Wigan on transfer deadline day when he joined on loan from Hamburg until the end of the season and he has made three appearances so far.

"At this stage of the cup, everybody should just enjoy the moment because we are only one game away from a Wembley semi-final now, and obviously then it's only 90 minutes to the final," he told the Wigan Observer.

"I remember very well getting to the final of the Carling Cup back in 2006 in my first year with Wigan. The game was played at the Millennium Stadium down in Cardiff, from which was okay I suppose but it wasn't Wembley Stadium.

"Everybody wants to play at Wembley whether you are from England or overseas, and it is a big target for me this year.

"Wherever you go in the world, everyone knows about Wembley Stadium - and it would be a dream for me to play there for Wigan Athletic.

"A lot of people thought we might struggle at Huddersfield, but I was absolutely satisfied with the way we played. We started very brightly, scored two good goals and although we struggled a bit in the second half, it was a clear win in the end.

"It was very important for us to play our possession game and not allow them into the game. If you drop your standards even a little then you are struggling, but we managed to play our football on a difficult pitch and the result was fantastic."

 

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