Shittu "lost for words" after sending Millwall to Wembley

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© Edmund Boyden

DANNY Shittu admitted he was in dreamland after sending Millwall to Wembley with the winning goal in their FA Cup quarter-final replay against Blackburn Rovers.

Shittu headed in Chris Taylor's first-half corner at Ewood Park as the Lions booked a last-four date with Wigan Athletic at the national stadium.

"Words can't really describe how I'm feeling," the 32-year-old told NewsAtDen. "Obviously we came here wanting to get the win but for me to have scored the goal is amazing.



"I am delighted for myself, the gaffer, the backroom staff, the players and the fans – all of those that came up to Blackburn and those who were supporting us back at home.

"I am just so proud that we have achieved what we have. It is a dream for me to captain Millwall and lead my teammates out at Wembley."

Shittu believes Millwall have secured the kindest possible draw in the semi-finals, avoiding top-flight giants Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, and is confident of reaching the final.



A win against Roberto Martinez's side could also see the Lions playing Europa League football next year and Shittu admits that prospect is beyond his wildest dreams.

"Right now we would rather play Wigan than one of the other three," he said. "They are a good side and did well to beat Everton in the quarter-finals but anything can happen at Wembley on the day.

"To know that there's a possibility of Millwall playing in Europe next season is crazy. If you had said that at the beginning of the season, people would be laughing the way we are now."

Millwall were roared on by 574 travelling supporters at Ewood Park and Shittu paid tribute to their dedication – and was delighted to reward them with the winner.

"We're delighted to make the fans happy – the ones that pay to come and support us," he said. "A lot of people had to finish work early or not go in at all to get to Blackburn.

"They were so loud. They only had a couple of days to plan getting here so it means a lot for me to score right in front of them."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

10 thoughts on “Shittu "lost for words" after sending Millwall to Wembley

  • March 13, 2013 at 23:08
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    Awesome display from sh1tuuuuuuuuuuu and the lions, 2 great displays milllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.

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  • March 13, 2013 at 23:10
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    Legend is a term that gets banded about too much nowadays, but Danny Shittu has definitely joined the list of modern Lion's hero's. His performances against Blackburn have been everything that you ever want from a Millwall player.

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  • March 13, 2013 at 23:14
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    A man mountain

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  • March 13, 2013 at 23:31
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    Love that man - immense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • March 14, 2013 at 00:12
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    The shitt is a legend
    Sadlier
    Cahill
    Abdou
    Robinson
    Shittu
    Players who've got us there.

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  • March 14, 2013 at 03:49
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    I had my doubts when he returned to us but take my hat off to a player that has given EVERYTHING for the cause. Great player, leader and yes believe he will be a club legend if he stays another year or two with us. Cult status is just around the corner.

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    • March 14, 2013 at 09:31
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      I think we have found the answer to our striker problems.
      Play Danny (Shittu not N'Guessen)up front instead of Hulse, he will put the fear of god into their defense.He can shoot and he wins everything in the air, might not be that mobile but then neither is Hulse.
      Move Lowry to centre defense and put Osbourne or Malone (If anyone can remember where we left him or even what he looks like) at LB.
      Just a tongue in cheek thought.

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  • March 15, 2013 at 12:37
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    Give this man a contract 3 years he's deserves it shituuuuuuuu

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