Jos Luhukay poured the praise on his players following the emphatic 5-1 victory over Norwich as the Owls signed off the season in style.
The Canaries were overwhelmed at Hillsborough as an Atdhe Nuhiu hat-trick and goals from Fernando Forestieri and Frederico Venancio did the damage.
Luhukay said: “I am proud of the players for that performance. I say there is always something to play for in football and we showed that today.
“We played with power and good movement and put our chances away.
“I am very pleased for Atdhe and his goals are all different. His first goal was a very good header then he was in the right place to score his second from close range and then the penalty at the end.”
Luhukay revelled in the carnival atmosphere at Hillsborough as his side tore Norwich apart, offering plenty of promise for the 2018/19 campaign.
He added: “We have six wins from nine games and this is very promising for next season. This is the kind of form we must show if we are to challenge.
“It will not be easy, of course, because all the teams in the Championship want the same thing.
“We will win games, we will lose games, this is the competition, but we will have good preparations and we will be ready.”