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'We Didn't Underestimate Them'

'We Didn't Underestimate Them'

After losing out on penalties last night in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez insists they didn't underestimate the League 2 leaders.

Top scorer Jason Scotland got us back in the tie at 1-1, scoring from the penalty spot after Robinson was tripped inside the box.

Jemal Johnson gave Paul Ince's side a 1-goal advantage after scoring the only goal in the first leg.

Neither side could get a goal inside of 90 minutes and it went to penalties. Scotland was the only one not to score from the spot as Gueret save his weak shot, placing it in exactly the same place as his first one.

Martinez complimented the Dons and told the Evening Post:

'Credit to the Dons, their penalties were very very good. We approached the game correctly and gave it everything we could.

'We didn't underestimate them - they are top of the league and have a fantastic away record.

'MK look a very strong outfit but it is hard to judge how they would do in League One as personnel can change dramatically.'

The Swans look set to not participate in the competition next season if we gain promotion to the Championship.

I don't think Martinez will be too dissapointed with that. He certainly hasn't been a fan of the 6-player rule which requires participating clubs to name at least 6 regular first teamers in the starting 11.

Date:Tuesday February 26 2008
Time: 12:18PM


I feel he did underestimate them in the first game, and had it not been for the 6 player rule would have rested even more players
26/02/2008 13:11:00
Not a problem losing in this competition really is it?
Our Kids Dad
26/02/2008 15:18:00
either that or he didn't want to win it that badly.
26/02/2008 17:24:00
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