“For us, I’m just concerned about the team we are going to be in the Final – rather than the one we’ll be facing.”
“We’ve had three League Cup semi-finals in the four years I’ve been here. We have won two and won one Final. The aim is to win this one and make it two.
“I want my period here – and my players’ period here – not to be all related to the League Cup Final win at Parkhead. Every time a Cup competition comes around I want other references.
“I want the players and supporters to feel it was more of an era. A more sustained period of success.
“Any team can win a Cup – and I say that with the greatest respect. Not a lot of teams can do what we’ve done.
“We’ve sustained a challenge to Celtic. We’ve regularly played European football. We’ve kept winning week in, week out.
“I don’t want it to be just one trophy in four or five years. I want people to look back and see that we won trophies.
“Our aim at the start of the season was to win trophies and we’re now 90 minutes away from that.”