Uwe Rosler: “It will be a very special day for me, my players and the Wigan Athletic supporters.
“We’re not in the Premier League any more, and we don’t get the chance to play against teams like Manchester City every week.
“It’s obviously an emotional game for myself, but what I have to try and do is take the emotion out of it.
“It won’t be easy, but I can do it.
“My owner, my staff, my players and the supporters will expect only 110 per cent from me, and that is what they are going to get.
“It would be very difficult for me to deny the emotional bond I will always have with Manchester City.
“But I can promise everyone that for 90 minutes, maybe more, I will be doing everything I can to help Wigan Athletic win the tie.
“This football club showed 10 months ago what can be achieved – and that is what we must try to replicate.
“Like everybody else I thought Manchester City would win that game.
“But Wigan’s victory just showed how wonderful football is – and can be again.
“City are a different side than they were for the FA Cup final.
“They are coming in on the back of a Capital One Cup victory, they are also chasing the Premier League title, and they are still in the Champions League.
“But I have to say that my players have been very good since I’ve been here, they’ve really surprised me – in a good way.
“There is a real confidence around the place at the moment, and I will tell my players to enjoy the occasion.
“Our chances are not sky-high, but anything can happen in football.”