Aston Villa centre-back Tyrone Mings has detailed three things that he learnt after his side progressed to the final of the Championship play-offs.
Writing on Twitter, the Bournemouth loanee credited the spirit within the team and the direct contributions of this teammates before looking ahead to the final.
“What a tie,” he said.
“- Thought we showed incredible belief across the two legs.
“- Everyone in this team made a contribution to be proud of.
“- Wembley is going to be exciting.”
Craig Dawson’s first half header swung the momentum firmly in the favour of the Baggies, levelling the scores 2-2 on aggregate but that is how it would remain for 90 minutes.
In the 80th minute, Chris Brunt went flying into a tackle on John McGinn on the edge of the West Brom box, earning him a second-yellow card in the process and making extra-time far easier than it could have been for Dean Smith’s side.
And after an uneventful 30 minutes, it was penalties, and with Jed Steer saving from Mason Holgate and Ahmed Hegazi, it eventually fell to Tammy Abraham to seal the win which he did with ease.
Every part of what Mings says here is spot on.
The two legs did not show Villa at their very best for much more than 20 minutes over both legs, but from the way they carried themselves you always felt they would go through.
And whether the final is against Leeds or Derby it is sure to be thrilling.