"Character and personality has helped us progress, but we certainly have the ability as well - otherwise we wouldn't be here"
Adem Atay said his Town side is excited about tonight's FA Youth Cup semi-final with Liverpool, but very much focused on trying to win the game and progress to the final.
The young Blues host the Reds at Portman Road, with the 6pm kick-off being shown live on BT Sport 1.
"We're enjoying these moments leading up to the game because the lads are excited," the Town U18s manager told iFollow Ipswich.
"The group have stood up to plenty of challenges on their way to making it to this point, and nobody expected us to make it to this stage.
"Internally we have a belief that we can compete, though, and we have a very good team spirit and bond. Now the challenge is for us to show it again.
"Character and personality has helped us progress, but we certainly have the ability as well - otherwise we wouldn't be here.
"We're all looking forward to the challenge and we want to win."
Tonight's tie is sponsored by Magnus Group.
Town U18s are sponsored by Britton Group.