Laudrup: Winning the League Cup is a career high

Michael Laudrup celebrates with Nathan Dyer. Photo: PA

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup spoke of his pride after seeing his side thrash Bradford 5-0 to win the Capital One Cup at Wembley.

Two goals each from Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman, one from the penalty spot, and another from Michu saw the Barclays Premier League side clinch the first major trophy in their 100-year history.

Laudrup told Sky Sports 1: "I'm very proud of my team today. I think it was a great performance."

The 48-year-old Dane, who replaced Brendan Rodgers last summer, also hailed the triumph as the best of his managerial career.

He said: "As a manager it's absolutely at the top, winning a trophy for the first time in 100 years.

"The first trophy is always special, and now next year in Europe... it's a nice experience."

Fourth-tier Bradford had enjoyed a fairytale journey to the final, including knocking out top-flight opposition in the form of Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan, and Laudrup felt getting the first goal would be crucial for his side.

He said: "They had never been behind against Premier League teams, so we had to move the ball at good pace and we have to score the first goal.

"And after getting second goal it was a little easier.

"I think we played a very good game and moved the ball around, I think we did great.

"When you are 3-0 up and with confidence like that you see the difference from a Premier League side and League Two but I have to say what Bradford have done this season is impressive, although it is also impressive what we have done."

Swansea captain Ashley Williams, meanwhile, hailed the fulfilling of a lifetime ambition.

"This is what we all dreamed of as little boys. It`s a dream come true winning the final at Wembley," he said.

"We had a job to do and did it brilliantly. We knew there was a danger as they have beaten Premier League teams, but we had a job to do.

"The boys were really professional and we carried on playing all the way."