Vice-Captain Callum Camps spoke to iFollow ahead of Dale’s Emirates FA Cup fifth round replay against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley…
The 22-year-old says that he and his team-mates will enjoy the opportunity of playing at Wembley but that they won’t be phased by the occasion.
He commented: “It’s every kid’s dream to play at Wembley. Not many players will get the chance to play there, so it’s going to be a good occasion for me and the club.
“Most of the young lads that are here are grounded and we won’t be phased by it. We’ve played in big games before, so while we’ll enjoy it, we won’t be overawed by it. It’s a special occasion but we’re not just going there for a day out, we’re going there to try and win the game.”
The midfielder made his full debut in January 2015, starting in Dale’s 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, and has been around the Crown Oil Arena to see Keith Hill steer the club into the fourth round of the competition four times in the last five years. He’s delighted the team has gone one step further this season.
“Over the last few years, we’ve been in the fourth round but haven’t been able to progress any further than that. This year, we’ve been brilliant as a team and we deserve to have got as far we have done. We’ve earned the opportunity of a fifth round replay against a Premier League side and it’s a reward for us to go and play at Wembley.”
Camps was named as the BBC Man of the Match when Dale faced Spurs in the initial game at the Crown Oil Arena, and admits the accolade meant a lot to him.
“I only found after the game, when I looked at my phone and saw messages from my friends. To be honest, I think they could have given it to any one of our players, so it was a proud moment for them to give it to me.”
Watch the full interview on iFollow.