Sahin has played surprisingly well and he has intercepted quite a few passes. Mou should still sub him for Kaka or Granero because we have to win this match. Benzema and Higuain as wingers? Yeah, it's not working out.
Very confident. League form has little to do with a one off cup game as we and others have shown time and time again over the past decade/since time began. It's fine to be nervous or have reservations about a match but lets not talk about Dalglish and losing to Everton of all teams.
Multiple reasons. It's much easier to motivate a team for cup competitions, as the reward is immediate. The league is such a long competition that it's easy to lose sight of the eventual goal and not play to your full potential.
Also, teams tend to play in a more attacking manner in cup games, which suits us as we're shite at breaking teams down.
One off cup games actually suit the team we have a lot better. It's no secret that both the team and the fans are guilty of being game raisers this season and coupled with the opposition looking to win rather than sitting deep it allows us to attack freely rather than spending a lot of the game trying to break teams down.