SMITH - "IT'S STARTING TO SINK IN" SMITH - "IT'S STARTING TO SINK IN"

SMITH - "IT'S STARTING TO SINK IN"

Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the club's official website following Tuesday evening's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Preston North End, where the Saddlers booked their place at the Wembley final, defeating the Lilywhites over two legs, and has discussed his delight at being the first Saddlers' manager to reach our national stadium.
Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the club's official website following Tuesday evening's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Preston North End, where the Saddlers booked their place at the Wembley final, defeating the Lilywhites over two legs, and has discussed his delight at being the first Saddlers' manager to reach our national stadium.

Speaking to Saddlers.co.uk, Smith said; “It’s starting to sink in. It takes a while because of the euphoria of the night, but the amount of messages I’ve had and good will from people has been unbelievable.

“You see what it means to a lot of people and I think that’s the best part of it. You don’t realise in the build-up to the game until you actually see it to the people here and the good people at the football club.

“I was asked this morning whether I had a hangover but I had two beers before I got home and then I sat down with my wife and went through some of the messages we’d received. I think it started to sink in then a little bit.

“I don’t think the game will be remembered. What will be remembered is that we got to Wembley and that’s what we set out to achieve.

“We know it wasn’t pretty. We were poor on the ball but I didn’t think we were troubled until injury time.

“I felt we were comfortable throughout and it was all about getting over the line. I always thought the two goals at Deepdale would be enough for us."

 SOURCE  SADDLERS.CO.UK 
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