Tag «微信品茶群»

McInnes dismisses Sunderland talk, says focus only on Scottish Cup – LISTEN

first_imgDerek McInnes is refusing to allow speculation over his future distract from Aberdeen’s bid for Scottish Cup glory.The Dons boss is reportedly being considered by Sunderland as a candidate for their managerial vacancy following the departure of David Moyes.But, speaking exclusively to Jim White on talkSPORT on Friday, McInnes insisted he is happy at Aberdeen and his only focus is on beating Celtic this weekend.Asked directly about the link to Sunderland, McInnes said: “I’m only thinking about winning this game tomorrow.“I’ve demanded focus from the players as well.“I am really happy at Aberdeen. It has given me so many good experiences and I still think there is more to come from us.“There has been a lot of speculation surrounding my players and we have still been getting impressive results.“The whole build up in the last six and seven weeks has all been for tomorrow and my complete focus is on that game.”Aberdeen, who finished second in the Scottish Premiership this season, go into Saturday’s Hampden Park showdown as massive underdogs.Champions Celtic were 30 points ahead of them in the league table and are yet to lose a domestic game under Brendan Rodgers.McIness, though, insists Aberdeen should not be written off and are well capable of ending the club’s 27-year wait for Scottish Cup glory.“Nobody expects us to win the game in light of the season Celtic have had, but there is still the same demand from myself on the players to make sure we put in a performance because we feel we can win the game,” he said. “We are capable of a performance we feel that can win the game and that is our sole intention. We are past the stage of just being glad to be there.“My team feel ready and ready to take the opportunity and if we play like we can, we have a chance.”last_img read more