Boro's Lewis Wing says he’s still pinching himself after beating some heavyweight names to the Carabao Cup fourth round Goal and Player of the Round awards.
Wing notched the brace for his stunning match-winning goal against Crystal Palace to seal a last-eight tie at home to Burton Albion in December.
The likes of Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Heung-Min Son from Tottenham Hotspur were shortlisted for the prizes, and Wing is still pinching himself after being nominated alongside them and pipping the internationals to both gongs.
“It was surreal. All my mates were getting onto me saying, ‘look at your name next to all those other names.' Hopefully I can do it again,” he said.
“After many times before, to do it on a big scale like that against good opposition was the biggest one yet and the best one.
“I didn’t know about Player of the Round, but I’m over the moon to get both of them.”
Wing’s strike from long range against Premier League Palace secured Boro a quarter-final berth against Burton next month.
The 23-year-old believes Tony Pulis' side were deserved winners against the Eagles and is wary of form going out of the window in the cup when the Brewers visit the Riverside.
“We were on top and to get the goal before half-time, I think we deserved it,” Wing said.
“We came out second half and we had our backs up against the wall for the last 20 minutes, but we did well to ride it out.
“I don’t think it matters when it comes to cup games who you play or where you play, I think it’s going to be a tough game (against Burton) no matter what.”
Watch the interview with the Boro midfielder in the video player above.