Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Lessons To Be Learnt In Defence

Lessons To Be Learnt In Defence

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez said his side have defensive lessons to learn after our 4-0 defeat in last night's friendly against Espanyol.

by headingleyjack
'Having seen Tate and Lawrence is it any real surprise we conceded three in the second half.'
The Swans' boss fielded two different sides in each half and the stronger one in the first matched Espanyol and were unlucky to go a goal down 7 minutes before the break.

Martinez was disappointed to see his side concede 4 soft goals and he told the Evening Post:

''It doesn't matter whether you are Premier League team or a La Liga team, you don't want to concede goals,''

''Espanyol have great talent, but we cannot be happy with the goals we conceded. They were very soft goals and that shows we need to get together and keep working hard.

''But this is exactly the test we needed. We are going into a league where there is going to be a step up in quality and in the kind of football we need to play, and this was a great test for us ahead of that.''

''There were many positives to come from the Espanyol game and I'm pleased with the exercise overall,''

''The last thing that counts in pre-season is the result, but we need to have that winning mentality in every game and we need to try to be as good as we can in every game over the next few days.

''That's how you get up to speed for the Championship.''


The Spaniard will be hoping to get a much better result tonight when we face CF Peralada. Vital Swansea will be providing a chat room and live updates during the match.




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday July 26 2008
Time: 6:35PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

EFL 3rd Round Draw: Manchester City (h)

Swansea City will host Manchester City in the EFL Cup 3rd round

Guidolin Says He Won't Risk Borja at Leicester

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin says he won't risk Borja Baston at Leicester City on Saturday

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be at Leicester City?
Suggested By:
Leicester win27%
Draw19%
Swansea win54%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
2 Man Utd 2 2 0 0 6 4
3 Hull City 2 2 0 0 6 3
4 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 6 2
5 Everton 2 1 1 0 4 1
6 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
7 Spurs 2 1 1 0 4 1
8 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 1
9 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
10 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
11 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3 -1
12 Swansea 2 1 0 1 3 -1
13 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 1 -1
14 Watford 2 0 1 1 1 -1
15 Leicester City 2 0 1 1 1 -1
16 Southampton 2 0 1 1 1 -2
17 Stoke 2 0 1 1 1 -3
18 Sunderland 2 0 0 2 0 -2
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 -2
20 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan18
2.Phil W8
3.Dennis Downing5
4.GThomas5
5.KevinE2
6.Woody1
7.bigboy1
8.Vital Swansea City1
9.John Jubal Murphy1