Jamie O'Hara admits he is desperate to avoid a second successive Carling Cup final snub.
The Tottenham midfielder helped Harry Redknapp's men to the brink of the 1st March Wembley showpiece as he stepped off the bench to inspire Spurs to a come-from-behind 4-1 semi-final first leg success over Burnley on Tuesday.
The North London giants took the trophy with an extra-time victory over Chelsea last season, a result which ended a nine-year run without a trophy.
O'Hara was omitted from the squad by Juande Ramos that day, despite impressing in the weeks leading up to the game, and is hoping to make up for lost time should Spurs avoid a catastrophic collapse at Turf Moor in two weeks.
"Being left out at Wembley was the most disappointing moment of my career," the midfielder said.
"More than anyone else in that Tottenham changing room I want to get to this final because missing out last season was the low point.
"To have this opportunity to go to Wembley and to be involved again is not something I want to let slip by so I want to give everything to get there with the club."
O'Hara admits the disappointment of missing out 12 months ago was tough to take, but is optimistic that Redknapp will offer him the opportunity for redemption this term.
"It's part of football and the learning curve you have to take. But I played in every game up to the final and scored on the previous Wednesday so I thought that I would be involved," added the 22-year-old.
"I got a winner's medal but it is not the same feeling as winning it by being on the pitch.
"The celebrations after the game were a bit different for me as I had all my family at Wembley. I had paid for 22 tickets so they could see me play.
"I think half went home before kick-off because they were there to see me. But hopefully this year I can get 30 tickets because I'll be involved.
"The boys consoled me. They are good pals and all felt I'd done enough to be involved. They won the cup and that was the main thing for the club."