First team coach Gus conceded that his eyes strayed right to our contingent at Wembley where there was a collective, 30,000-strong crossing of fingers as the final minutes of extra time ticked slowly away.
Of course, there was no need to worry as a superb defensive display kept everthing Chelsea had to throw at us at bay - the jubilant scenes at the final whistle something to cherish.
Watch this interview in full on Spurs TV Online -CLICK HERE...
"It's so special because of how much it means to everyone to win this trophy," beamed Gus at the Lodge on Monday. "The reaction was unbelievable.
"I was watching in the last few minutes how difficult it was for the supporters.
"On another day you might be able to celebrate 10 minutes before the end of the game but it was so close, there were so many nervous moments and I'm sure our fans were thinking 'Chelsea are going to do something, they are going to score' and that it would end up going to penalties.
"You can get nervous but we didn't want to lose it and the explosion of noise at the end was incredible."
Click here to download wallpapers from the Carling Cup Final.
Click here to view images from the Carling Cup Final.
Back at Spurs Lodge and with the trophy close at hand, Gus Poyet reflected on those nervy last few minutes at Wembley and admitted: "I felt for the fans."