Shane Long scoring against Liverpool to book Southampton's place at Wembley in the EFL Cup final
But the Ireland international insists they still have one more giant-killing performances in their locker and are ready to produce it in the EFL Cup final next month.
Long's late strike against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday secured a date in the capital on February 26.
And the Southampton striker maintained that few should begrudge Claude Puel's side lifting silver after being asked to despatch four Premier League sides on the bounce and to having done so without conceding a goal.
"We haven't done it the easy way. We've beaten Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Arsenal and now Liverpool. That's all Premier League teams to get to the final and we deserve to be there," said Long.
"It's going to be a tough game there as well but it's one we'll be ready for."
Southampton players and fans celebrate wildly after Long's goal at Anfield
Long, 30, finished off a late counter-attack at a freezing Anfield on Wednesday to give Saints a 2-0 aggregate victory and their fans something to dream about after 38 years without a major cup final.
But the striker was ready to share credit around for what has been a real squad effort from Puel's men, with 28 players featuring in their five matches in the competition.
And also having had to come through at a time when their league form was suffering a dip and when their captain central defender Jose Fonte put in a transfer request, leaving for West Ham this month.
"We've got a great squad here, some great players," said Long. "We're disappointed with how we're doing in the league and Europe didn't go to plan either, so it's nice to reward our fans and ourselves for the hard work we've put in by getting to a final.
"This is a massive thing for a club like Southampton to get to a final and for us players it doesn't come round too often to get that silverware to look back on your career and show off," he said.
Claude Puel celebrates with his staff and players after Long's winner
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"It's great opportunity for us and we will go there fully ready to win, but it's not going to be easy."
Long was scoring only the third goal of his campaign but, barring a similar intervention in the final, he will score few more important goals for the Saints.
"It was just an amazing feeling knowing that there was only two or three minutes left, and they needed two goals to have any chance of getting to extra time.
"We knew that was that and we're on our way to Wembley."
Victory in next month's final would guarantee Europa League football for Southampton and, after under-performing in the competition this season where they were knocked out at the group stage, manager Puel is keen for them to put up a better show.
Before that the Frenchman is hoping there will be a reprise of the club's last major cup victory when they arrived at Wembley in 1976 and beat Manchester United to lift the FA Cup.