Lambert joy for Cup heroes
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Lambert was full of praise for his Wycombe side after their 1-0 win at Charlton.
Wycombe Wanderers manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for his side after their momentous 1-0 win over Charlton in the Carling Cup.
Jermaine Easter's first half strike gave earned Lambert's side a place in the last four for the first time in their history and the former Scottish international was delighted.
"It is an incredible feat for a group of players who gave me everything they have got and I thought they were absolutely extraordinary," he told Sky Sports.
"The goalkeeper [Scott Carson] made three great saves and we might have gone in a bit more comfortable, but at 1-0 if you had said that to be me before the game 'take 1-0' then I would have taken it but they [the players] were excellent."
Lambert insisted that Charlton were still a formidable opponents despite their lowly position in the Premiership.
"They are have got really good players, terrific crowd behind them and everything was against us, and I know their situation in the league but they are still a very good side," he added.
"We will enjoy this one, and we are still in it so we may as well enjoy it whilst it is still there.
"I am a great believer, as Martin O'Neill used to say at Celtic, if your in something you may as well go and try and win it."
Goalscorer Easter has scored in every round of the competition and Lambert was happy to single him out.
"[He was] Terrific, he has done exceptionally well and playing alongside [Tommy] Mooney helps him, but I think the whole group were top-class," he said.
"I can't praise them high enough and it is a wonderful night for them. They stood up to it and they knew they would be put under pressure, but they defended strongly as they knew they had to."