Miquel: An Unbelievable Feeling
The Spanish Under-21 international put in a sensational performance alongside Wes Morgan at the heart of the defence and popped up with a towering header early in the second half to put Nigel Pearson’s men into a 3-1 lead.
Despite the Premier League side rallying late on, Lloyd Dyer ensured City’s passage into the quarter-finals with a last gasp goal to cap off an incredible night and one that the youngster will not forget in a hurry.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Miquel told after the final whistle. “It’s massive for the Club to be in the quarter-finals. I feel great.
“To go behind early is always disappointing but we got back and it was a very good game. Afterwe scored the third goal I think we just switched off and got punished, but I think in the end the important thing was that we got the result.”
Tuesday night’s thriller wasn’t the first time Miquel has been involved in a memorable Capital One Cup tie, having been part of the Arsenal side that beat Reading 7-5 after going 4-0 down last year.
And the defender feels that the knockout nature of the competition helps create these type of entertaining fixtures, adding: “It’s only one game and you win or you lose. In those situations each team goes for everything because you have to go for the result. I think it’s brilliant for the fans to see these types of games.
“I was looking for this [chance] and I think I’ve put in a good performance. I’m happy with myself and I hope the manager has a tough decision when it comes to centre backs on Saturday, but all the centre backs at this Club are great, so we’ll see what happens.
“If we carry on like this and stay sharp game-by-game, then we’ve got a great chance of being promoted.”
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