Byers excited by quarter-final chance

18th February 2019
First team

Having sat on the bench during an FA Cup quarter-final last season, George Byers cannot wait to get another crack at the last eight with Swansea City.

The midfielder scored his second Liberty goal in eight days to help Graham Potter's men advance to the sixth round of the competition with a 4-1 victory over Brentford.

It means Swansea are in the last eight for the second-straight season, having last accomplished back-to-back quarter-final appearances 92 years ago.

The 22-year-old was an unused substitute when the Swans lost 3-0 to Tottenham to miss out on a trip to Wembley 12 months ago.

Now, while currently enjoying a run of games in the Swans starting line-up, he is looking forward to the challenge ahead, whoever they land in tonight's draw.

"Whoever we play in the next round, it’s going to be a tough and exciting game. But, that’s the beauty of the FA Cup," he said. 

"We’ll be looking forward to the draw and seeing who we get in the quarter-finals. As usual, we’ll be going into the game full of confidence and believing we can win.

"As a footballer, you want to play in the best games you can. Playing at Wembley is a dream – not just for me, but also quite a lot of the players.

"We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves, though."