Lasse Sorensen says the Emirates FA Cup and Papa John’s Trophy games are a great chance to continue the form MK Dons have shown in Sky Bet League One.
The Dons enter the Cup ties having recorded back-to-back wins against Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers respectively. Russell Martin’s side netted six goals and conceded just once over the course of the two games and will be eager to put a run of wins together outside of the league.
It will be a tough test though, as Premier League side Burnley are first up as the Dons travel to Turf Moor for their Round Three tie with The Clarets.
Sorensen, however, knows the Emirates FA Cup clash is a great chance for the Dons to showcase their talents as they look to cause an upset and progress into Round Four of the famous competition.
“Every game, if it’s the league or the cup, is a chance to win and build momentum.” The Danish midfielder told iFollow MK Dons. “We’ve done that with two league games and now we will look to take that into the cups - we want to win every game as momentum in football is important.
“It’s not a game with the most pressure but we always put pressure on us to perform. I don’t think anybody will go into a game without it as we always want to win. It’s the FA Cup and it’s been seen before – so why can’t we do it?”
Sorensen added, “It’ll be a good experience to play against a team like Burnley and play our way against them - that’ll help us see how we compare against the top teams. Burnley have been in the Premier League for so many years so we’re looking forward to a good game.”
The 21-year-old has displayed his versatility this season having played in a number of positions for Martin’s side. Recently, Sorensen has been deployed as the deepest midfielder, with his ability on the ball key to helping the Dons play out from the back.
Playing alongside Andrew Surman is described as a ‘valuable experience’ by Sorensen who is only just starting his journey in the professional game. He says Surman, who has played over 400 professional games, is constantly passing on information on and off the pitch.
“It always helps to have someone like Surs who knows the game as much as he does. He always helps me and talks to me during games, he constantly gives me information - I’m really happy he does because it makes me a better player.
“I enjoy playing wherever – I don’t really mind. I played as a defensive midfielder in my younger days it’s a little bit different to the role here. I really like playing in the eight position – but I really don’t mind. I just love playing, if I have to do a different role, I’ll do it to the best I can and will enjoy it no matter what.”
Supporters can watch MK Dons' upcoming cup matches online thanks to the FA Player and iFollow MK Dons.
Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie with Burnley will be shown FREE on the FA Player - click HERE for more information!
Meanwhile, fans will be able to watch next week's Papa John's Trophy tie with Northampton Town live on iFollow MK Dons - click HERE for more information and to purchase a Video Match Pass!