Chris Hill would love to win the Grand Final at Old Trafford – being a Manchester City fan – and he is hungry to create history for Warrington.
The 30-year-old will play in his fourth Super League Grand Final on Saturday as they face Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford.
Hill has lost on three previous visits to Manchester United’s Theatre of Dreams – but he would love to be Warrington’s first ever player to lift the Super League Grand Final trophy – and the win at Old Trafford would be extra sweet for him as he is a Manchester City fan.
“It doesn’t matter who you support, coming to Old Trafford and playing on that turf is unbelievable and the atmosphere is great,” he told loverugbyleague.com.
“My kids are Manchester City fans as well, but I’ll make sure they have their Warrington shirts on, so they don’t get lobbed out! I’ve took them to City a few times and they support Bolton as well, their grandad is a season ticket holder at Bolton, so he takes them there sometimes but they like watching City.
“I really want to win the Grand Final. It would be massive to win it – but we have got to take all of that emotion out of it. There is history to be made but we’ve just got to do it for ourselves, it is us who want to be lifting that trophy.
“We need an 80-minute performance and we need to raise the bar. It is going to be hectic and it is going to be brutal – but we will make sure we are ready for it.”
The Wolves were runners-up in the Challenge Cup final in August and have reached the Super League Grand Final just a year after they escaped relegation in The Qualifiers.
But Hill thinks their season can only be regarded as a success if they win the Grand Final on Saturday.
“It won’t be classed as a success if we don’t win it, not if you ask the lads,” he added.
“Maybe fans would take it as a success after going from last year, but the lads want to win. If we lose, we’ve lost two finals this year and we might as well be in the Middle 8s.
“It is a massive turnaround from the year before – but we won’t regard it as a successful year if we don’t win.
“We know we need to put in an 80-minute performance if we are going to win. Playing in big finals is something you dream of being since being a kid and to captain Warrington and lift the trophy would be special – not just for me but for my mum, dad, wife and kids.”