Sorro desperate for cup glory

BY foxsports • April 14, 2011

Sorensen lost his place to Asmir Begovic in October and has had to make do with only a handful of appearances in the cup and at international level since then. His latest chance is set to come in Sunday's semi-final clash with Bolton at Wembley, where victory would set up a final meeting with either Manchester United or Manchester City. Sorensen said of his time on the sidelines: "I could live with it if we get to the final and win the cup. It's a big goal to win something. "I was probably about eight or nine when I saw my first FA Cup final on Danish television. There's a lot of things that make it special." Sorensen grew up watching the likes of Jan Molby, Jesper Olsen and Peter Schmeichel thrive in English football, and he appreciates the doors opened up by the latter in particular. Schmeichel's medal haul with Manchester United included three FA Cup titles, while his compatriot's 13 years with Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke have so far yielded only a First Division crown with the former in 1999. Sorensen is hoping the gap will be narrowed slightly next month, and he is sure Schmeichel will be among those offering their support if Stoke do prevail at the weekend. The 34-year-old said: "I had the pleasure of working with him (Schmeichel) for a couple of years and what he did for Danish football and for goalkeepers, a few of us have benefited from that. "It would be nice to get one back on him as he's won so much. I'm good friends with his son and I have a good relationship with him, I talk to him when I link up with the national team and he is doing TV work. "I'm sure I'll get a message from him if we get to the final. He's always been very supportive and helped me along the way." Victory for Bolton on Sunday could mean Sorensen playing his last game for Stoke, with the keeper yet to decide his future beyond the end of the season. Potters boss Tony Pulis has already made it clear he wants Sorensen to stay but the Dane, who joined the club from Villa in the summer of 2008, is in no hurry to make a decision. He said: "We're waiting for a meeting with the manager and we'll obviously discuss what's going to happen. They've said they want to keep me here. "I really like being here, it's a fantastic club, it's good for my family and the fans are great. There's a lot of positives but the negative thing is I'm not playing. We'll need to discuss that and see where we end up."

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