Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez: Tie Isn't Over Yet

Martinez: Tie Isn't Over Yet

Despite tonight's 1-0 defeat against MK Dons in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Semi-Final, Roberto Martinez says the 2-legged tie isn't over.

The Swans failed to give themselves an advantage in the tie ahead of the away leg and now they face a much harder task if they want a trip to the new Wembley Stadium.

by Neath_Jack
'There's no way we'll be going to wembley playing like we did tonight.'
Johnson got the goal for the League Two leaders during the second half as the Swans missed 3 or 4 chances in the first half.

It was the same story for the Swans in a cup competition, creating chance after chance but failing to score.

Former goalkeeper Willy Gueret made a number of excellent saves to keep the sides level.

Roberto Martinez told the Official Site:

'Overall, when you don't take your chances and then concede a sloppy goal, you don't win football games,''

'We created enough clear cut chances early on to win the game. Our movement was good, but our finishing was poor and it allowed Willy (Gueret) to make some good saves.

'It's always seems to be the case that when a player goes back to his old club he has the game of his life. But I'm pleased for Willy.

'At the moment though I'm more disappointed with the sloppy goal we gave away. Our standards are far higher than that.

'But it's far from over yet. We will look forward to the challenge of the second-leg and we are still very confident of getting to Wembley.

'I knew going into tonight's game that it would be a 180-minute affair and nothing would be decided until we went to their place.''

'We've got to the area final and top of the league because we've used the whole squad,''

'And I'll continue to do that.''


Martinez rested the likes of Darren Pratley, Leon Britton, Ferrie Bodde and Jason Scotland with Friday's league game at home to Luton in mind.

The second leg will be played on Monday 25th February, kicking off at 7:45pm at stadium:mk.



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday February 19 2008
Time: 11:16PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Sure ain't over yet. We will overrun them with our strong midfield.
Czech_Jack
20/02/2008 11:26:00
0
only a goal in it, if martinez plays a side nearer to his first 11 we can easily get to the final. promotion is all that matters but a trip to wembley would be good to seal it off!
KevinE
20/02/2008 11:36:00
0
In all cup competitions, we have not fielded our strongest eleven. If the club wishes to go to Wembley, then the strongest team will have to be put out for the second leg.
willow
20/02/2008 13:15:00
0
No it isn't over, but it could have been, with the right tactics
cyjax
20/02/2008 13:54:00
0
Hopefully RM will field a very strong side, I can understand the changes but why take Ando off? Coming back from injury cup games are perfect, not as rigourus as league games, perfect for a little confidence boost and a stretch of the legs would have done him good.
jack hammers
20/02/2008 16:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Who Will Swansea City Face In 2016/17 (29/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Premier League for 2016/17 is now known.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Swansea

Should Swansea City progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Swansea Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

Stats - Guidolin Eyes Central Role For Wanted Man Ayew

Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin says that he sees Andre Ayew as a striker or a false number 9 next season - despite the player himself preferring to play in midfield

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Swansea City look to sign Leroy Fer?
Suggested By:
Yes72%
No28%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Swansea City5
2.Phil W4
3.Andyjack782
4.texasdave1
5.headingleyjack1
6.GThomas1