Former Manchester City youngster wants United style upset in League Cup

Owls star Jeremy Helan believes that anything can happen in the League Cup tie with Manchester City.

Helen will be looking to make his second start of the season at the Etihad Stadium this evening, knowing that the Citizens will not field a full strength side in the third round fixture.

Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero and David Silva are missing through injury, whilst a number of key Premier League stars will likely be rested for the return of the league campaign, and 22-year-old Helan is confident that the Owls can put in a good display.

The midfielder started his career in France, before moving to Man City in 2009, failing to make a competitive appearance during his four year stay in Manchester. He originally moved to Hillsborough on loan in 2012, before signing a permanent deal with the Championship club in the summer of 2013.

Speaking before the match, when asked by The Star if Wednesday could giant-kill the current cup holders, Helan responded: "Why not?

"They [City] are human beings. True, they have good players, are one of the best teams in the world, but on the day it’s a cup game and you don’t know what can happen.

"We will give it a go. Look what MK Dons did to Manchester United last month. They beat them 4-0.”

City’s local rivals were humiliated in the second round of the cup by MK Dons, losing 4-0 after an embarrassing performance. Whilst the young Frenchman is aware that beating City 4-0 is unlikely, his teammates have no plans to travel to the Etihad as losers.

"I am not saying we will this game. Maybe we won’t win, but we are not going there as losers. We should not have that mentality,” he continued.

"We should go there, try our best, you never know what can happen. It’s not like we have bad form, we have very good form and that should give us the confidence to say ‘yes, we can do it’.”

Helan will be fighting to start the tough tie this evening, and with his mentality, he may just be the man to make the difference - and potentially knock City out of the cup.

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