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The former Tottenham man feels his team-mates should make the most of their first competition showpiece as they face an Arsenal side looking to end a nine-year trophy drought

Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone said "there's no point" reaching the FA Cup final and missing out on a winners' medal.

The former Tottenham man believes if the Tigers were to beat Arsenal in Saturday's Wembley showpiece their feat would be remembered "for decades" and he does not want to waste the opportunity.

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Although Hull finished 12 places behind the Gunners in the Premier League this season, Huddlestone does not believe the team should head into the game with a sense that playing in the FA Cup final is enough.

"If we were to win a trophy then it would live on for decades to come," Huddlestone told reporters Thursday.

"There have been some unbelievable players over the years who have never been to an FA Cup final, so I count myself as lucky to be in this position.

"But there's no point getting there, though, if you're happy to take a runners-up medal.

"When you've got someone like the manager, who's won what he's won, telling you to grasp the chance and have no regrets, you take that on board.

"He's said that before you know it, you'll realise it's gone unless you take your chances. They don't come around often so grab it with both hands. It would genuinely be a dream come true for us all to win."

Huddlestone scored in Hull's 5-3 win in their FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United and the 27-year-old midfielder believes that experience will help against Arsenal.

"There was a bit of stage fright when we were at Wembley last time but we'll be better for that experience," he said.

"You only have to see how the players relished the stage in the second half of the semi.

"We know it's upon us now. We know this week is a massive one in our careers and the history of this club. There's a lot of excitement but equally we know we've got a job to do."

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