Paolo Di Canio has urged his Swindon players to seize the day when they take on Chesterfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley on Sunday.
The flamboyant Roman has called on his troops to make the most of what might be their only opportunity to take to the turf at English football's headquarters.
For all his talent and experience, Di Canio has never before been involved at Wembley in any capacity and this weekend presents as special an occasion for him - a man of 450-plus games in the English and Italian top flights - as it does for the 20-somethings in his squad who are just starting off in the game.
"I have told the players to take a hold of their dream but try to play their football the same as always - no more or no less," he said. "It is a dream for millions of players in the past and millions of players in the future to play at Wembley.
"It is obvious that it is a special occasion, I don't know how many more times it can happen again for a player. I hope they can many times, but it is not easy so I have to read exactly what is going on and try to work with them and help them as much as I can so they are full of energy on Sunday."
Stood in the opposing dug-out to Di Canio, minus the Latin flair but with plenty of Wembley experience, is Chesterfield boss John Sheridan.
The 47-year-old netted the winning goal in the 1991 League Cup final for Sheffield Wednesday, and returned two years later for two more showpiece occasions with the Owls.
While conceding that his side go into the game as underdogs, Sheridan revealed he will try to revive the spirit of his past successes at the home of football in order to inspire his players.
"All I will do is say to the players what Ron Atkinson (Sheridan's manager at Sheffield Wednesday) said to me, and that is just go out and enjoy yourself, relax and help your team to win a trophy," he said.
"I actually think people see Swindon as the favourites. They are top of their league, we are bottom of ours, they are winning football matches and we aren't. But I do think we are playing well at the moment and we can beat anyone at our level on our day."