Wigan coach Shaun Wane has praised beaten opponents Warrington after his team won the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Warriors collected the trophy thanks to a 12-6 winning margin, and showed some real steel in defence, especially towards the end of the game.
“I’m really pleased, but first I want to mention the Warrington players and the club,” Wane told Sky Sports.
“What Tony Smith and Simon Moran have done – they’re a champion club. They’re a great set of fans who made it a great atmosphere today.
“And it made that win all the more special because it’s over a champion club like them.
“I’m happy with what we’ve done this year, and to come up with a win at the end, it speaks volumes about our toughness.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am. It’s like a dream.”
Wane also felt that the way in which his team had overcome so much adversity this season made the Grand Final win the best in the club’s history.
“People don’t know the half of it,” he said.
“If they did, they would agree with me that this is the best ever.
“Unbelievable win. It’s just the players who have showed so much desire.
“I have a load of staff behind me who work really hard, and it’s for them I’m really proud, because they put so many hours in.
“They deserve all the praise.”