Date: 19th May 2008 at 7:54am
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Much like it was for all of us, winning the FA cup with Pompey was also a dream come true for Pedro Mendes as he explained to sky sports: ‘it’s a fantastic day for everyone, for the players, for the staff and for the fans.

‘It’s a dream come true to be fair.

‘At the start of the season we wanted to go as far as possible in this competition and to get to the semi-finals at Wembley and win, and then the final, it’s really a dream come true.

‘I think it is an achievement to celebrate because winning the FA Cup and not being one of the big four teams is really a great achievement.’

Mendes was a surprise inclusion for many, although I had this sneaky feeling that he would get the nod and I am delighted that he was – he also paid tribute to the support given at Wembley: ‘it’s an unbelievable stadium, playing in front of 90,000 people and so many of our fans.

‘Our supporters did fantastic and were always behind us all the way.’

I thought that Mendes was top class on the day and more than justified his inclusion, and made me wonder once again just how much better we might have done had he played more this season as I feel he should have…

Sadly I still feel this will be his last involvement in a Pompey shirt – although I do not think it should be, but you could understand his reasons, he wants to play, he should play more but probably will not again next season – but what a way to go out eh!

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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