Swansea defender Ashley Williams sets sights on Capital One Cup glory
Ashley Williams has expressed his delight at Swansea's progress in the Capital One Cup and hopes to go even further.
Last Updated: 01/11/12 5:24pm
Swansea booked their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield and will next have a home tie against Middlesbrough.
Michael Laudrup selected a strong side for the clash with the Reds and Williams would like to think Swansea now have a good chance of making it all the way to Wembley.
"I'm pleased that we are taking the cup very seriously and giving ourselves a chance to get really far in it," he told Wales Online.
"Who knows if we can win it? I've never got this far in the cup myself and I'm keen to see how far we can get now. We are going to give it a real good go.
"In the quarter-finals anything can happen, you see sides go through and make it to the final when people might not expect them to so why not us.
"I'm pleased that we are at home in the quarter-finals. Middlesbrough are doing really well this season so we know it's going to be a tough game but we are at home so we will be looking to take the game to them."
Swansea have claimed some memorable victories at the Liberty Stadium since earning promotion to the Premier League in 2011, and Williams admits it was a boost to the players to beat a big team away from home.
"We've won at home before and performed well away at the big clubs but we've never quite got that win. Now we've got over that hurdle," he said.
"It wasn't in the league, which would have been nice, but it was still a very important game and we want to make inroads in the cup.
"The Liverpool fans showed us a lot of respect when we came off at the end and you can't ask for much more than appreciation from an away crowd.
"It's up there with the best under the new manager, obviously QPR is right up there and West Ham but to come away from home to a game with a lot of things going on around it and perform like that is great. It was the best team performance of the season."