Coyle revels in Clarets glory
13 Nov 2008 - 09:34:14
Burnley manager Owen Coyle was ecstatic after seeing his side secure a famous Carling Cup fourth round victory at Premier League giants Chelsea.
The Clarets held the Blues to a 1-1 scoreline after 120 minute at Stamford Bridge, before edging through to the last eight of the competition 5-4 in a penalty shootout.
Afterwards, a joyous Coyle told the club's official website: "In terms of scalps, they don't come any better than Chelsea.
"To come to Chelsea, who are top of the league on merit and one of the favourites for the Champions League and in terms of world football one of the elite clubs and win the game, albeit on penalties, shows you the magnitude and effort the players have put in.
"And I think we've deserved it. I know that sometimes you ride your luck, but at 1-0 down it would have been very easy to feel sorry for ourselves and hide, but nothing could be further from the truth.
"I said before the game that we'd try to commit players forward at every opportunity and I think we did that.
"We went down to a quality goal, but we felt at half-time if we could stay in the game and retain a belief that we had a real opportunity and that would give us a platform to mount a real challenge in the game.
"We did that, scored a very good goal and could have added to that."