Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was satisfied with the efforts of his teammates as they overcame Chelsea to book a place in next month's FA Cup final against Wigan.
The Citizens beat the Blues 2-1 thanks to goals from Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero to leave them with a shot of securing a piece of silverware for the third straight season.
"It is brilliant,'' Kompany said. "It is another great day for the club. You look at this (atmosphere) and we only hope we can have these scenes when we play against Wigan in the final.
"We never doubted the fact that we wanted to win trophies. This was an important game and it will be an even more important game in the final against Wigan. That is what we are looking forward to now.''
Kompany went on to defend his challenge on substitute Fernando Torres late in the game that many thought should have yielded a penalty.
It could have been quite different, though, had a penalty been awarded for a late Kompany challenge on substitute Fernando Torres.
"I thought it was great defending,'' the Belgium international said. "I put my body in the way and did everything I could. This is football and it was a well-fought game and it was not easy for both teams.
"For a while it was too comfortable and it was a wake-up call (when it went to 2-1). The pitch is huge and a lot of the time it is you against your man. You never know what can happen but I think in the end we did really well and when it mattered we were there.''