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Martinez Plots Spanish Pre Season

Martinez Plots Spanish Pre Season

As Swansea City prepare to say farewell to league one on Saturday against Brighton, Roberto Martinez is busy finalizing his Championship pre season master plan.

Swansea will return to Spanish shores this summer in preparation for what will be a gruelling season in the second tier of British football.This year in uncustomary fashion, the Spaniard gave his players a mid season break to Barcelona. Scheduled into that hectic three day stay, he put the players through their paces against an Espanyol B side packed full of flair.

Martinez has highlighted the importance of this section of his pre season plans. Playing styles of players on the continent may give the players an added edge, and there is plenty to learn according to the former Chester City player.

Thinking ahead to next season, focus on the complexities of the Championship have not been lost on Martinez, but the Spaniard believes that Swansea are more than capable of adapting to the new challenge posed of them.

Martinez told the WM:

'"There are many, many things we can learn from going out to Spain. Sometimes you have to take players to a new environment where they can learn things they might not do elsewhere.

The biggest thing for everyone will be learning from the tempo of the game out there. The tempo in Spain, France and Italy is completely different to what we have in the UK, especially in the lower leagues. The other aspect is the professionalism they display in Spain. Everyone should realise that being a professional footballer is something that should occupy you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What you do off the pitch is as important as what you do on it. That attitude and respect for your body is something you need at every club and perhaps something you can pick up more from the leagues abroad.There are other aspects of the game in which the UK is far in advance of the leagues in Spain or Italy. That`s great, but it doesn`t mean we shouldn`t try to learn other things from them."

I want to work hard on the tactical side of things when we are with the Spanish sides. Hopefully that will include one big La Liga club.We will need to adapt to certain aspects of the Championship but that is something we will do together during pre-season. I don`t think we need to prepare for a big difference in standards."


It is also thought that the club will play a friendly at link club Ostersunds FK in Sweden



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Writer:sbrjack
Date:Tuesday April 29 2008
Time: 8:49AM

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I feel we need to be playing friendlies agianst opposition that play the British style of footy, lets face it our form has hardly been good since they went to Spain mid season.
cyjax
29/04/2008 11:55:00
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Im sure RM will uncover a few more little gems while he is over there.
welshboy78
29/04/2008 19:08:00
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exactly what i was going to say welshboy, i'm sure he will
GThomas
30/04/2008 12:53:00
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i've booked a ticket to spain cant wait
mumblesjack98
01/05/2008 19:31:00
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