Robinson: Motherwell players can go down in folklore

first_img“They hadn’t qualified for any major tournaments since 1986 and all everyone spoke about was the previous players and what they’d done and rightly so.“But once we qualified for the Euros all of a sudden those boys became heroes and they’ll be remembered in folklore.”Motherwell tasted cup final defeat when they were beaten 2-0 by Celtic in the League Cup final in November and Robinson believes experience will stand his players in good stead.Aberdeen and Motherwell have met each other four times already this season, with each side winning two apiece, and it is not only in results that Robinson believes there is parity. Stephen Robinson has said Motherwell can turn a good season into an incredible season with Scottish Cup success.The Fir Park side face Aberdeen in the semi-final on Saturday and Robinson said winning the cup would ensure his players become heroes in Lanarkshire.The 43-year-old believes that should his men go on to lift the trophy for the first time since 1991 then they would go down in folklore, like the Northern Ireland Euro 2016 squad who qualified for their country’s first major tournament since 1986.He said: “I’ve used the comparison to some of our players of Northern Ireland. The Dons go into the game missing key players Kenny McLean, Shay Logan, and captain Graeme Shinnie whilst Robinson’s side will also be without three first-team members in Carl McHugh, Craig Tanner and Peter Hartley.last_img read more