Grant proud of Portsmouth players

Avram Grant was proud of his Portsmouth players after their FA Cup defeat to Chelsea.

Avram Grant was proud of his Portsmouth players after their FA Cup defeat to Chelsea.

Grant was proud of his players after what they went through in a difficult season which saw them relegated following a nine-point deduction for going into administration.

Grant told ITV1: "It's a day (when) I'm very proud and very sad; sad because we couldn't win the game, but it's an unbelievable season and something I won't forget."

Grant attributed no blame to Boateng, saying: "Win as a team, lose as a team. It happens even to the best.

"Unfortunately it's happened to me twice. What can you do?

"We played tactically very well, we gave everything. The fans were great. Unfortunately we couldn't win."

Asked if the Pompey fans had seen the last of him, he replied: "I don't know. They are great."