‘It’s a chance to win a trophy and play at Wembley’ - Godfrey up for the Cup as he urges City fans to bring the noise

PUBLISHED: 11:08 03 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:08 03 March 2020

Ben Godfrey is hungry for FA Cup success with Norwich City. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Ben Godfrey is hungry for FA Cup success with Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Ben Godfrey has urged Norwich City supporters to bring the noise as 9,000 fans prepare to travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old returned to City's starting line-up at Wolves following a period sidelined with a knee injury. He featured in the victory over AFC Bournemouth in January only to receive a red card on his return.

City boss Daniel Farke described Godfrey as being pivotal to the Canaries survival prospects earlier this season. Grant Hanley earned a reprieve following Godfrey's dismissal and the Scot has impressed since his return.

Christoph Zimmermann's injury lay-off has propelled Godfrey back into the side, and the England Under-21 international is hoping to cement his place with positive performances.

"I've never missed that long out through injury. It was tough to deal with and I was gutted about that. Mentally I was on the up because I was coming back but when I came back, I got sent off [against Bournemouth]. You feel like you're on a downer again," he told the club's official website.

Ben Godfrey gets the jump on Leicester Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdBen Godfrey gets the jump on Leicester Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

"It's an experience I've learned from, it's made me stronger and playing two 90 minutes back-to-back recently after that spell out, I feel really good physically.

"I worked really hard at the training ground to make sure I wasn't not up to speed and I could slot straight back in if I was picked."

City travel to Spurs hoping to reach the quarter-final of the FA Cup for the first time since the 1991-92 season. Godfrey is hoping the Canaries supporters can take inspiration from the League Cup tie at Arsenal in 2017.

"It's great support, I think a couple of years ago the club took similar numbers to Arsenal as well. It does you wonders as a player - it gives you that extra yard.

"They just need to make sure - this is a message from the players - that they're loud for the full 90 minutes. It does make a huge difference.

"There is a lot of hunger in the group. The boys are desperate to get out there and perform and it's a chance to win a trophy at the end of the day, play at Wembley as well and go down in history at the club.

"We're all looking forward to it. It should be a good one - cup games are always exciting."

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