DANNY Shittu revealed one of Aston Villa's defenders begged him for mercy after the defensive powerhouse scored from a corner in Millwall's FA Cup triumph on Friday.
Shittu produced a dominant performance at both ends of the pitch to inspire the Lions to a famous fourth round victory over the Premier League side in front of an ecstatic crowd at The Den.
The Millwall captain scored a crucial equaliser to cancel out Darren Bent's opener for the visitors – and he believed Paul Lambert's side were scared of his physical presence.
"I was surprised because most of their defenders were kind of small," Shittu said. "The guy they put on me looked really worried. In the second-half he was begging me not to score another goal.
"It was about time I scored. I think this is the first time the manager has told to go up for every set-piece and it was nice to be back up there again. I'm usually on the half-way line.
"Their whole team looked vulnerable. We expected more from them to be honest because they are a Premier League side. Don't get me wrong, they did well but they gave us time to play.
"Normally in the Championship you don't get that much time to bring the ball down. It was still a really hard game and it certainly wasn't easy.
"I'm enjoying playing for the club and I'm enjoying defending. This is what I do. We're really happy to have done this against a Premier League side."
John Marquis struck a late winner to secure Millwall's spot in the fifth round draw on Sunday and Shittu is hoping for another home tie.
He said: "I do not really mind who we draw, as long as we play them at The Den. Whoever comes here will find it very hard. These fans really get on the opposition's backs."