Terry McPhillips has said Blackpool are huge underdogs against Arsenal.
The Lashers are set to take on the Gunners in their next match in the FA Cup.
Blackpool manager Terry McPhillips has said that he is well aware of the fact that his side are huge underdogs against Arsenal, their next opponents in the FA Cup third round tie. The Lashers are set to take on the north London giants in the prestigious cup competition as the big names of English football start their journey for this season.
The manager said, “We’ve got a solidarity, we stick together as a unit with everything that’s going on, we stay out of it and crack on with our work and only affect the things we can affect.”
He added. “Arsenal will have more fans than us as Sunderland did last weekend, and it is a disadvantage.” As per reports, a number of Blackpool fans maintain their boycott of the matches played at Bloomfield Road in protest of Oyston family’s running of the club. As a result, more Arsenal fans are expected to be present at the stadium despite the contest being a home match for the Lashers.
McPhillips said, “We’re massive underdogs. We’re going to need to play at our best and for them to dip a little bit. And then we’re going to need lady luck to shine on us, it hasn’t been, so it’d be nice for that to change on Saturday. But we’re at home and we’ll give it our best shot and I think they’ll know they’ve been in a game.”