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​Struggling Middlesbrough take positives from FA Cup quarter-final berth

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been talking to the press ahead of his teams FA Cup quarter-final match against Manchester City on Saturday.

"The club has been in the semi-finals in just a few times in our history so it's an amazing opportunity for us to go to Wembley.

"The FA Cup is an important competition in this country and we have to be positive. To be in the Premier League and be playing Manchester City in the quarter-final is a positive thing."

He also stated that his critics were nowhere near as harsh on his abilities as he was himself.

"I don't need to hear critics because even when everybody said I was the best, I was my first critic.

"I am starting my career and every situation is new – I have to learn, modify and know the things I can improve. Now I have to try and bring the best from my players and I have to give them all my confidence."

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