Steven Davis hailed a historic team effort, after captaining Southampton to their first League Cup final since 1979 with a 1-0 success over Liverpool at Anfield.
The Reds had not failed to score in back-to-back League Cup fixtures since August of the same year, but Saints defended superbly and showed a killer instinct to secure a 2-0 aggregate victory.
Davis reflected: “I don’t know if it’s really sunk in yet but it’s a fantastic achievement and we look forward to the final.
“It was obviously a very tough legs. The first leg I was a little bit disappointed we didn’t have a better advantage.
“In the first-half we had a couple of good chances through myself and Dušan and you wonder whether it’s not going to be our night but we dug in.
“The longer game goes on with Longy’s pace you know that we’re going to get an opportunity somewhere and he took it tremendously well, and Josh Sims did brilliantly to set him up.
“You can go throughout the team and everyone put in a hell of a shift. It was a real team effort and we’ve got something to look forward to now.”
The side were backed by 3,523 vociferous Saints fans who were rewarded for their fantastic support.
And while Davis is looking forward to a trip to Wembley, he has already reaffirmed a winning mentality.
He added: “They were excellent. At times in the game you know you’re going to have to dig in and the encouragemtn of the fans gives that little bit of inspiration to keep pushing through if you’re getting tired.
“It’s something to look forward to for everyone involved but the only way we’ll enjoy the day is if we win some silverware – that’s the ambition.”