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"You can get starstruck by names and we can't allow that to happen. We have quality in our group and we have demonstrated real fight.
"In any fight if you turn up and are prepared to work harder than the next man, then you have a chance.
"I hope the players don't freeze, and try to play the occasion and not the football match, because this will be a tactical battle."
"This is another chance to get to Wembley and it is very important that we win this game. The league is very, very difficult now. But we can reach the Cup final, so we have to focus on this game," he told the club's official website.
"We are now only one game away from going back to Wembley again and on paper we should win beat Barnsley, but they are in the quarter-final because they deserve to be, so we will have to be very cautious and try to win the game.
"Wembley is an amazing place to play football and I have been lucky enough to have already played there. Now I want to get to another final."
"Yes it's a big game for me, it's my old club and every football player wants to impress when they go back to their old club. But it's a big occasion for every player in the squad and the coaching staff.
"We want to get into the next round, that's the main thing. I've got a few mates who are still there, Joleon Lescott, Joe Hart, my best friend Micah Richards, he's a very close friend of mine.
"We speak to each other most days, so it will be good to see them again. It's a shame Micah won't be playing because he's out due to an injury, but I'll be looking out for those three to say hello to.
"It would be nice to turn them over and get a result and I'm looking forward to the game."
"It is a special day for us as a football club as we have not had a lot to cheer about in the last few years. We want to get our league programme back on track by coming off this game with a bounce.
"We have spent a lot of time together, and the City players are human. I have said to the players you must touch the City players in the tunnel to show they are human."