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Stam on Al-Habsi, Kermorgant and Wembley!

The gaffer's verdict on a wonderful night at the Madejski Stadium

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What a night. What a club. Tuesday night was up there as one of the best after our incredible 2-1 aggregate win against Fulham.

We have been written off all season, and proved so many people wrong. Even after a superb draw on Saturday, Fulham were still favourites. But Yann Kermorgant's penalty was the biggest goal of the season to take us to Wembley.

Each and every one of the players were unbelievable, but a special mention to Ali Al-Habsi who just like most of this season, made some incredible saves to secure us a vital victory.

Huge congratulations to Jaap Stam and his staff who have proved all of the critics wrong, including probably some of us fans, but he has got us where we are now. He told the Official Club website, "We knew it would be a tough game from the start. First half, we played very well. We were a threat in behind and we created a couple of good chances as well, especially in the first 25 minutes.

"After that, they had a spell where they controlled the game. They have some good players and we had to manage that. We were aggressive in our defending in the first half, so they had to play the ball early. Second half, we started well with the penalty from Yann - and after that it was about us having the belief to keep pressing them high up the pitch.

We did that for several minutes and after that the players began to think about the result and the importance of it. I have been there myself where you think about the result, as well as wanting to go forward.

Fulham had a lot of control after that - but we still had some very good chances in that spell - and we had to fight with everything we had. That's what we did and that is what we have done all season.

It was a difficult second half but we worked very hard to get there. It's not all about football in this league, it's about results as I have been reminded of that a few times by you guys this season!"

Stam praised the outstanding Ali Al-Habsi, who made some terrific saves to keep us in the game, as well as discussing his goalscorer.

"We know that Ali is a great goalkeeper. It's not only today, it has been all season. He made some great saves and that is what we pay him for. Whenever someone could not get a block in, he was there to save.

Yann, with his experience and technique, you know that nine out of ten times he is going to score a penalty."

So, in less than two weeks time, we will be at Wembley taking part in the richest game in the world, with the players now having a few days off before they start their preparations to face Huddersfield, Stam's attentions are already there,

"It's great to be at Wembley. I've been there in my career as a player and now go there as a manager - of course it is a different stadium now - but it is fantastic.

There is a lot at stake and it is going to be a very difficult game. There will be nerves on the day and we'll need to control them. We did that tonight and also took some risks as well."