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Zabaleta eager for FA Cup glory

Created on 30 Apr., 2013 3:45 PM GMT

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta has issued a rallying call ahead of their upcoming FA Cup final against Wigan.

City take on relegation-threatened Wigan next Saturday, knowing the competition stands as their only chance of success after losing the Premier League title to neighbours Manchester United.

Zabaleta has received many plaudits for his performances this season, and was recently named in the PFA's Team of the Year. 

However, the Argentine right-back was quick to stress that silverware is more important than any individual praise.

"Now the title has gone, we have an important game at Wembley. It is important to keep winning trophies and the FA Cup is massive in England. We need to keep the momentum, keep focused and concentrate," said Zabaleta.

"I am really happy people are saying good things but I am just working hard and doing my best for the team. Probably this season has been one of my best since I signed for Manchester City. 

"I have been a regular player. To do that I have had to step up my game.

"But always when you have good players around you it makes you a better player and when I look at the team, I see fantastic players. 

"I don't really like to just talk about my situation, though. I always think about the whole team. I just want to do my job."

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