Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan admitted that feeling 'gutted' didn't get close to reflecting his emotions after the Owls penalty shoot-out defeat to Huddersfield Town.
Wednesday were favourites going into the Championship play-off second leg at Hillsborough following Sunday's 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium but after the match finished 1-1 after extra time, it was the Terriers who came out on top from the spot.
Bannan, who was superb throughout the contest on Wednesday night, was one of the Owls successful penalty takers but a crucial miss from Fernando Forestieri sent Huddersfield to Wembley where they will now face Reading on Bank Holiday Monday.
However, the Scotland international tweeted on Thursday afternoon that despite the heartache he and his team mates felt following the dramatic finale, the Owls 'will be back' to take up another promotion challenge next season.
Bannan's post read: "Gutted is a understatement. Just wanna thank the fans and my teamates for this season you have been brilliant and we will be back."
Head coach Carlos Carvalhal had said the camp had been 'frustrated' after the match but felt proud of the achievements ovewr the course of this season and last year when they did make it to the final before bowing out to Hull City.
"We are very frustrated but we are very proud to once again have put Sheffield Wednesday in the first positions," he said.
"One season is not easy to put the team in the play-offs and to do it twice is much more difficult because of expectations, and I think we did well this season again.
"Sheffield Wednesday have turned completely the way there were in the (previous) years and it is now a club everybody respects."