Tommy Doyle put his Player of the Match performance for Sheffield United against Tottenham down to a desire to prove he can be a Premier League player.
Midfielder Doyle is on loan from Manchester City at Bramall Lane, and played a starring role as the Blades knocked out Premier League opposition to book a quarter-final spot against Championship rivals Blackburn.
As well as proving a point that he can compete against the best players, Doyle also outlined a motivation for helping Sheffield United to a Wembley semi-final - to follow in the footsteps of grandparents and City legends Mike Doyle and Glyn Pardoe. ALSO READ: La Liga president Javier Tebas recalls angry Man City response to 2017 comments and questions CAS verdict “They are Premier League opposition and I want to be a Premier League footballer," Doyle said. “So playing Tottenham was a good occasion for me to see where I am at. “I cannot deny that they have got some unbelievable players, internationals as well, who are playing at the top of their game.
So, of course, I wanted to beat them. I wanted to show that I can play against them, so it was a good night for me.” Regarding his hopes of reaching Wembley and booking a last-four place, Doyle added: “You dream of it.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk