GOALKEEPER Benji Buchel said he felt empty at the final whistle as Oxford United watched Barnsley climb the steps at Wembley to celebrate.

The 26-year-old found it difficult to look on as the Tykes lifted the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

And when asked how he felt watching Barnsley enjoy the post-match celebrations after their 3-2 victory, he said: “Emptiness.

“You just don’t know what to think.

“No one wants to go up the stairs to collect the (runners-up) medal.

“That moment it is just too much.”

Buchel became the first player from Liechtenstein to feature at Wembley yesterday.

However, any personal pride from that achievement was overshadowed by the result.

He added: “It is a nice thing to be the first one, but you want to win the trophy.

“But we won’t get too low, we will keep our heads up and hopefully get promotion.”

Buchel was quick to acknowledge the 33,000 United supporters who stuck behind their team for the full 90 minutes.

“I can’t even describe how good it felt to go out there and play in front of them,” he said.

“They were amazing, like they have been the whole season.”