Ezri Konsa hailed the Aston Villa fans for creating a special atmosphere at Villa Park as the team made it through to the Carabao Cup Final in dramatic fashion.
The home crowd were the 12th man throughout the game, helping Dean Smith’s men to rally back and score an injury-time winner.
And Konsa said the noise inside the stadium was the best he’s ever experienced.
“We had to believe in each other, and we showed we could compete out there,” he said.
“We showed great character, great togetherness and I’ve never been in an atmosphere like that.
“It was a new experience for me and a great one too.”
While some of the Villa squad have played at Wembley in successive years in the past two Championship Play-Off Finals, the Carabao Cup Final on 1st March will be the centre-back’s first time playing at the national stadium.
And after beating the team who are currently third in the Premier League, Konsa doesn’t fear playing Manchester City or Manchester United in the Final.
He said: “Most of the lads have been to Wembley before in the Play-Offs last season, but for me it’s my first time.
“It’s great to be in the changing room when the mood’s like that and we’re all looking forward to the final.
“We don’t mind who we play. We’ll give it our best shot regardless of the opponent. In football, anything’s possible and I believe we can win.”
With three league games between now and the final, attentions quickly turned to Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.
Tuesday night’s heroics will be a big boost to the team, according to Konsa, who is eyeing a third straight win.
He said: “We’ve been through a rough time in the Premier League and we knew today was our only chance to get into a cup final this season. We went out there and gave it our all.
“It gives us a lot of confidence going into that game, knowing that we’re in a cup final.
“Now that this game’s done, we have to focus on Bournemouth and try to get a victory there as well.”