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'Emotional' Caballero salutes City support

  • 28 February 2016 19:35
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City hero Willy Caballero said relying on his intuition was key to his brilliant penalty shoot-out performance against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup final.

The Argentinian - whose place in the side was questioned by many ahead of the match - saved from Philippe Coutinho, Lucas and Adam Lallana as City won the spot-kicks 3-1 to land the first piece of silverware of the season.

The game finished 1-1 after extra time after Coutinho had equalised Fernandinho's goal.

Caballero said: "It’s amazing, we won this cup, for me it’s amazing. It was a hard, hard week for me. We have the trophy now – it’s fantastic for the Blue people.

“It’s emotional for me, for my family – this is for sure for me, for all my people, for my family in Argentina."

On how he produced such a phenomenal shoot-out performance, Caballero added: "Just intuition – I tried to watch all the penalties last night but my intuition helped me.

“He [Pellegrini] gave me the opportunity to come here and play for this club in this final."

Striker Sergio Aguero - who scored his penalty along with Jesus Navas and Yaya Toure - added: "It’s fantastic for Willy – I’m happy for him because he played every game and I’m happy with him."

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