Kalvenes eyes play-off success
Christian Kalvenes has admitted that reaching the play-offs was more than he could have dreamed of.
By Richard Torgerson
Last Updated: 04/05/09 6:15pm
Christian Kalvenes has admitted that reaching the play-offs with Burnley was more than he could have dreamed of.
The Clarets secured their top-six place on Sunday when Owen Coyle's side hammered Bristol City 4-0 at Turf Moor.
Burnley will now face Reading in a two-legged semi-final as they look to reach the top flight for the first time in 33 years.
The defender has featured 21 times in the Championship this term and the 32-year-old insists the players will thrive off the intensity of the play-off clashes.
"This has been fantastic and more than I could dream of," he told Bergens Tidende.
"It is unbelievably fun to play games that really mean something and that is what I am being given here."
Although the Norwegian acknowledges the threat that the Royals possess, he believes the team can use their experiences in knock-out competitions this season to help them progress through to the final at Wembley.
"Reading have a really, really good team," he added.
"It will be a close call, but we have beaten Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham and West Brom in the cup this season."