Cup decider excites Julien

Julien Faubert is flying again and looking forward to Wednesday evening's Carling Cup semi-final second leg at Birmingham City.

West Ham go to St Andrew's holding a 2-1 advantage and the No20 is desperate to help the club return to Wembley after a 30-year absence. He believed attack would definitely be the best form of defence, stressing the need to take the game to the hosts.

"It is a nice semi-final and we have the chance to go to Wembley," he said. "It will be a hard game away in Birmingham, but I think we can go there and do something.

"If we go there to play football and try to score, I think we have a chance. If we try to defend, we can concede a goal, so I think we have to go there and work hard and then we'll have every chance to win and go through."

Faubert should keep his place at right-back, having more than impressed in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Everton. He admitted West Ham United had dropped two Barclays Premier League points by conceding a late equaliser at Everton on Saturday.

"We're a little bit disappointed because I thought we controlled the game. We scored twice and we had to win but we conceded a goal in the last minute. We had to win, but we didn't do it. It's a nice point away, but I think we should have taken the three points.

"We controlled the game and after one goal, I think we could have scored twice more and killed the game. We didn't do it and that's why we have drawn. It's a nice point and a nice game for us because we played good football, but to concede in the last minute is a bit hard to take."

*Julien Faubert also discusses his fitness and his positive views on the club's survival hopes on WHUTV.