Sheffield United first-team coach Chris Morgan is over the moon with his side’s victory over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.
Goals from Marc McNulty and Jamal Campbell-Ryce (two) saw the Blades maintain their strong record in the competition and progress to the fourth round.
“We know we can come and compete with top teams. It’s great to have a run in the cup – great for supporters and for the revenue of the club.”
United were by far the better side and actually humiliated Premier League strugglers QPR. The Sheffield-based side will return to cup action later this month when they take on Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the League Cup.
The first leg of the tie will be played at White Hart Lane on January 21, with the second leg due to be held at Bramall Lane the following week.
Morgan is confident that Spurs will be given a run for their money and said: “Everybody in the [Capital One Cup] semi-final draw would have wanted to play us…
“But I don’t think people will take us lightly, because of the results we’ve had. In the last calendar year we’ve beaten five Premier League clubs.
“The semi-final will be different in that it’s over two legs. But with the atmosphere and the type of performance we can get at home, we know if we’re still in the tie when we get back to Bramall Lane then there will be a game on.”
United’s record in cup competitions is truly astonishing, and Tottenham cannot take them lightly at all.
Nigel Clough’s side are on course for a playoff spot in the League One, and the players will certainly be up for the challenge of Spurs.
The first leg could prove to be the key. If United draw, then they could just about edge the tie and progress to the final.