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Martinez : Need To Find Our Feet In Championship

Martinez : Need To Find Our Feet In Championship

Roberto Martinez has warned fans that the club will have to find their feet in the Championship before pushing for a place in the Premiership.

With the kick off to the new season only 5 days away Swansea City will go into the relative unknown of the second tier of British football. Taking positives from the good performance against Premier League new boys West Bromwich Albion the Spaniard is taking cautious steps to realise his goal of getting the club into the top flight. In recent seasons the Swans have beaten the likes of Sheffield United in the memorable 3-0 win in the FA cup.

Fitness levels have improved over the course of the last month and the intensity levels of the squad have pleased Martinez but the tactician has insisted the players will keep improving. In a division that is hugely competitive where consistency can mean the difference between survival or promotion there can be no room for complacency.

Martinez Told The WM:

"Tony Mowbray has been a great example of how to win the Championship title by playing football and I will always respect him for that. But at the moment it would be a bit silly to compare ourselves to West Brom, I don't think we are on the same level. West Brom had something like £20-25m worth of players last year and that helps. We are on a different level and we just need to make sure we find our feet in the Championship, so that one day we can compete at that level. We need to go step by step. It's important we realise this was a pre-season friendly. We shouldn't get carried away. I think it would be a big mistake to try to assess this game from the result point of view. There are other areas you have to look at. You can see that the boys have the fitness and intensity under their belts and now is the time to sharpen things up. Obviously we are not where we want to be but overall this exercise was very, very positive.We know where we want to be and we will keep improving. But I'm sure Tony will agree, you cannot take clear conclusions from these games."


Swansea City will face Dutch side Ado Den Haag in the final pre season friendly tomorrow evening.






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Writer:sbrjack
Date:Monday August 4 2008
Time: 8:48AM

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