Avram Grant said he 'could not ask for more' after Pompey won Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Pompey defended for their lives as we created chance after chance and then grabbed the lead in the ninth minute of extra time, Frederic Piquionne firing home from close range after Michael Dawson slipped on the playing surface.
Kevin-Prince Boateng wrapped up a 2-0 win from the penalty spot in the final minute.
Grant said: "We had a belief and the courage to win this game, we knew we could do it.
"They are a good team with a great manager, but tactically we played very well. The players gave their hearts. It was not easy.
"Five players were not 100% and some players did not play in their right position and we did not even have one defender on the bench. In spite of this we played football, scored two goals and I could not ask for more."