In it for keeps! Penalty hero Bunn desperate to stay in goal for Norwich
22:30 GMT, 1 November 2012
Norwich's Capital One Cup penalty hero Mark Bunn has urged manager Chris Hughton to stick with him all the way to Wembley.
Bunn ensured his side's late comeback against Tottenham thanks to two goals in the last ten minutes was not in vain as he went the right way to deny Clint Dempsey from 12-yards at the death.
Hughton himself admitted afterwards he was confident that Bunn would save the spot kick, which helped his side make the quarter-finals for the first time in 18 years.
Spot on: Mark Bunn saved a late penalty to send Norwich into the Capital One Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 18 years
And although the Norwich reserve keeper knows he faces a tough task to oust England international John Ruddy in the Barclays Premier League, he is hopeful of an extended run in the League Cup.
'I have only played one game this season and when I get my chance I have to try and take it,' said Bunn. 'I want to show my team-mates what I can do. I want to stay in the team. Everyone wants to get to Wembley and it will be a great opportunity.'
Revealing his research into Tottenham's penalty takers had paid dividends, Bunn added: 'One of the lads had an ipad in there so I watched about three or four penalties of Dempsey's at previous clubs before the game.
'He went that way every time and luckily enough he went that way again. I thought Gareth Bale would take it but we had studied all the penalties before.
'Whoever took it, I was hoping to get in the way. I am so happy to get the win because I supported Tottenham growing up. I always used to look at Ian Walker and have watched Spurs play many a time.'
Studied: Bunn admitted to researching Tottenham's penalty takers
The boyhood Spurs fan even had some words of advice for Andre Villas-Boas on the goalkeeping situation at White Hart Lane with the Portuguese manager forced to choose between veteran Brad Friedel and 12m deadline day recruit Hugo Lloris.
He said: 'Friedel has been fantastic this season so it is hard to drop him. But you can see against us what a good keeper Hugo is. I am sure he will probably get in the team in the end. I thought he had a good game. He is obviously a fantastic keeper.
'To pay 12million for a keeper he has to be good.'