Ben Foster hailed Birmingham's spirit as they managed to upset the odds and beat Arsenal in the Carling Cup final.
Foster was named man-of-the-match as he conjured a string of heroic saves, just as he did two years ago when he won the trophy with Manchester United.
But his heroics for the Blues will be remembered for much longer as he helped them claim their first piece of silverware since1963.
"I've said all week, it's just 90 minutes of football and anything can happen," he told Sky Sports.
"The spirit we've got in there, it's amazing. They may have a lot of quality players but they haven't got the team spirit we've got."
Foster believes that his win with Birmingham will provide him with more satisfaction then his previous triumph with United due to the differing expectations at both clubs.
"This is a very nice feeling, it's massive for me," he said.
"With United you're expected to win it but we'll celebrate tonight, properly, because this is a huge achievement and you can see all the fans going absolutely wild and they deserve it.
"Apart from the birth of my two children that is the greatest feeling I've ever had in my whole life. Brilliant. Unbelievable.
"We knew Arsenal were going to have chances and a lot of possession but thankfully I just got my body in the way."
Foster, however, exhibited a touch of class as he spared a thought for Arsenal's young goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny who dropped the ball for Obafemi Martins to score the winner.
"He's got an unbelievable future ahead of him," added Foster.
"I think he's come in for the last couple or so games and he's been absolutely amazing. The pressure he must have been feeling.
"He's just got to put it behind him [the error in the final] and move on, because he looks an amazing prospect."
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