Defender proud despite defeat to ChelseaDefender Mickey Demetriou was proud of Shrewsbury Town's effort in the 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Despite coming from behind to equalise through Andy Mangan, Town narrowly lost out to the Premier League leaders in the last-16 stage at the Greenhous Meadow.
“As a team we are happy, but they were sloppy goals and our own mistakes," said Demetriou.
"Other than that we were unlucky not to get anything out of it. The lads played well out there which shows how far we have come since the start of the season."
The boyhood Chelsea fan also acknowledged that the millions of pounds worth of talent the four-time League Cup winners had on display was extensive.
“They were obviously top quality players so we showed them the respect they deserved," he said.
“Jose Mourihno brought on World Cup stars in (Eden) Hazard, Willian and they had Oscar, (Andre) Schurrle and (Didier) Drogba starting.
“So for him to play players like that you knew he was looking to win the game."
And Demetriou thanked the terrific support that saw over 10,000 fans pack out the Greenhous Meadow.
He said: “They didn’t stop singing, it was brilliant to see over ten thousand fans come down and cheer us on.
“Hopefully we can get a few more down for the next home game against Mansfield on the 15 November.
“And hopefully we can move on and go again this Saturday and get back to concentrating on promotion."