Saha: I’m cup for the chal­lenge!

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUGUST 23 - By JA­SON MEL­LOR

LOUIS SAHA is aim­ing to help end 40 years of tro­phy hurt for Sun­der­land.

The Black Cats last tasted suc­cess in a ma­jor tro­phy by lift­ing the FA Cup way back in 1973.

Saha would love to play a par t in help­ing to end that long bar­ren run af­ter the ex-Spurs, Ever­ton and Manch­ester United striker joined on a 12-month deal.

The 34-year-old Fr ench star made his de­but in the morale-boost­ing open­ing day stale­mate at Ar­se­nal as the Black Cats gear up for Satur day’s visit by newly-pro­moted Read­ing.

Saha – a Cham­pi­ons League and dou­ble Pr emier League win­ner – reck­ons Mar tin O’Neill’s men could be an out­side bet in the cups this sea­son, and he said: “I know it’s a long time since Sun­der­land won any­thing, but I want to win tro­phies at ev­ery club I play for.

“If we could reach the FA Cup fi­nal or the fi­nal of any cup, that would be nice.”

Saha has suf­fered many in­jury prob­lems dur­ing his ca­reer but has tar­geted a 15-goal haul this term.

He added: “I can do that if I stay in­jury-free. I can do it, but I know it doesn’t mat­ter what you say, it’s what you do out there on the pitch.”

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