Christian Eriksen’s late goal went in right in front of the Jessica Ennis Stand at Bramall Lane – with both tiers, packed with Spurs fans, swiftly going into delirium as we secured a 3-2 aggregate victory.
Christian had earlier put us ahead on the night with a fine free-kick, before a late double from Che Adams made for a tense finish.
Left-back Ben was thrilled to play his part as we booked a Wembley final date with Chelsea on March 1, and reserved special praise for our vocal fans in South Yorkshire.
“We’ve had phenomenal support tonight – it makes you feel less intimidated playing an away game,” said the Welsh international.
“Our fans were that good, they made it easy to play in front of them. We’re delighted to have got to Wembley for them.”
Having played in our first match of this season’s Capital One Cup campaign – a 3-1 home victory over Nottingham Forest back in September – Ben believes the character the team showed to avoid a late exit from the competition on Wednesday night was vital.
“Getting to the final is something we’ve wanted to do since the start of the competition and it’s a great feeling,” he added.
“We had a bit of a strange five or 10 minutes which almost cost us, but we kept our composure, created a couple of chances and then Christian did what Christian does!
“We showed a lot of grit and determination in the game. We had quite a young team out there and we really had to stand up to the challenge and the physicality that they brought.
“Other than that five or 10 minutes we looked very comfortable throughout the game and now we’re looking forward to facing Chelsea.
“We are capable of beating them and that’s what we’ll try to do on the day.”