Date: 22nd April 2016 at 2:35pm
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Former Crystal Palace midfielder Adlene Guedioura has said he’s relishing his first visit to Wembley to face his former side this weekend.

Making the trip to the National Stadium to face off against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi final, Guedioura said it would be a special occasion for all involved, but Watford had to remain focused on taking the win and booking a Wembley return in the coming weeks.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own pre game press conference, Guedioura said that the game itself was all the motivation the players needed because they knew what could rest on it.

‘The motivation comes by itself, it`s important to be focused on the game and prepare well. It`s going to be my first game at Wembley, so it will be something special. All my family will come from France, that`s the first time they would have done that in England. It will be a special day for the staff and players, and it will be a special day for everyone that follows the club.’

With one win each in the Premier League campaign, the most recent a two one victory for Watford at Selhurst Park, Guedioura said nobody would be underestimating how difficult a side Palace would be if they were on form.

‘It will be a tough game, they have really good players, they know this kind of game. It`s almost like a final because we lost the first game and they won the second in the league, so we will be expecting a high tempo game. I didn`t play the two games before in the league, but I hope to play this time and I will hope to do something. When you know the story about Palace and Watford, reaching the play-off final three years ago, you know it`s special for the fans. For me it will be special too, and why not go there and get a win.’

With 30,000 making the trip for the game, the fans also came in for praise as he ended his interview.

‘We want the fans to enjoy it and we want to make them happy. There will be 30,000 of them, more than at our stadium, so it will something special. We will enjoy the day and hopefully finish with all smiles and happy faces at the end of the day.’

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