“We have been frustrating everyone, not least ourselves, because we have let good opportunities slip but the manner of the victory over Arsenal was impressive. We managed the game well once we went in front,” he stressed.
“We are working hard to drive the club forward and we want to be successful over a long period of time. The first step in that is to make sure we are a team that is consistent in performances and results. We are showing progress.
“The level of performance in the quarter final was excellent from front to back. We were never going to be denied tonight we had a strong mentality and a determination about us and we got the job done comfortably in the end. We stood up to the challenge.
“The three goals were all great. Carlos created something himself and Shaun’s goal capped an outstanding performance. He was back to what we know he can be. He has been a bit frustrated but he was outstanding.”
"I enjoy every minute on the pitch and when I get the chance I want to impress the manager and the fans. It's the fourth time I have played for the first time, and it was nice to score at last.
"We played really well, it was a tough game until we were 2-0 up. I was not expecting to come on, but after our second the pace of the game dropped a bit and I got my chance."We needed a win, and this was a perfect game for us. Arsenal are a good side and this is going to help us a lot going into the Chelsea game."
"Both (Tevez and Wright-Phillips') goals are fantastic and that gave us the belief to play in our way, and it's really important to get back to winning after seven draws.Shaun Wright-Phillips:
"We now have a big game against Chelsea (in the league). We have been really unlucky with late goals but tonight we kept a clean sheet which is really good for our season."
"We played very well as a team, we did exactly what the boss wanted us to do and we got the result we needed.
"The boss said we got a trigger from the front two men. They set the standard for us so we just had to carry on doing what they did."
"I do not consider that if you win the Carling Cup you will be going on a trophy parade, it is a competition for our younger players. If I don't play them here where would I play them?
"We played in the quarter-final of the Champions League last season against top teams. Playing in those matches is 10 times harder than playing in the Carling Cup."