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Parker delighted with quarter-final win

Posted: Sun 30 Mar 2014

David Parker talks to BluesTV after Birmingham City Ladies booked their place in the UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final after overcoming Arsenal 3-0 on aggregate.

Blues Ladies manager David Parker was always confident his side could cause an upset: "With the group we've got and the players we've brought in and even though people have wrote us off and said we're relegation candidates, we knew we could do them over two legs."

Blues took a narrow 1-0 lead with them to Arsenal and scored two away goals in a seven minute blitz to put the tie beyond The Gunners. "We wanted to be more attacking, we knew we had to score an away goal. If Arsenal had to score three goals against us with our defence, good luck to them." Parker said.

Blues now face Swedish side Tryeso in the semi-finals, a match Parker's side know will be tough: "It is a huge challenge, Arsenal have got world class players and Tryeso have got even more, they've got world class all over the pitch.

Watch David Parker's full interview below: