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Murphy harbours Wembley dream

07 March 2009 11:21
Danny Murphy is desperate to run out at the new Wembley before he hangs up his boots. The experienced midfielder has enjoyed an illustrious career, taking in spells at Crewe, Liverpool, Charlton, Tottenham and Fulham. He has won the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Uefa Cup and earned nine England caps. During his 16 years in the game he has graced some of the world's most prestigious stadia, including the old Wembley and the Millennium Stadium. However, at 31-years-old Murphy accepts he may not get too many more opportunities to experience such occasions and is keen to make the most of the time he has left. That means he is placing added importance on Fulham's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester United on Saturday, with the semi-finals of the competition set to be staged under the Wembley arch. "It's been a great season so far in many ways and we don't want it to peter out," Murphy said in The Sun. "I was fortunate enough to play at the old Wembley, at the Millennium Stadium and in some of the world's best stadiums. "But now that Wembley's been re-done it would be special as deep down maybe I thought the chance had passed me by. "It's a great carrot but we know it's going to be tough because we're playing the best team. "The thing is with United these days, you know even if they rest a few they can bring in other internationals. "We'll have to be on top of our game but we'll be up for it."

Source: SKY_Sports