LISTEN: Sunderland Keeper Vito Mannone Speaks To Capital

27 February 2014, 12:11

Ahead of the Capital One Cup final between Sunderland and Manchester City at Wembley, keeper Vito Mannone's been speaking to Capital.

Although Gus Poyet hasn't picked his squad yet, Mannone's a shoe-in to the manager's starting XI with Kieren Westwood out injured.

He saved the penalties from Manchester United at the second leg of the semi final at Old Trafford that saw the Black Cats get through to the final.

Here he speaks to Capital about how he and the rest of the squad will cope with the nerves on the morning of the big day!

Vito's birthday is the 2nd of March - when he'll be turning 26.

He says he's a little bit superstitious and hopes he'll get a brilliant birthday present.

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