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Martinez: Cardiff Cup Tie Won't Distract Us

Martinez: Cardiff Cup Tie Won't Distract Us

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez says the Carling Cup tie at home to Cardiff won't distract them too much from the League competition.

With some important games to be played around the same time as the Cardiff match - likely to be on Tuesday 23rd September (unconfirmed), Martinez doesn't want 1 cup game to effect their good start to their first Championship season in 24 years.

He told BBC Sport:

'When you look at the games around that match, Crystal Palace, Derby, Burnley, I don't think you can distract yourself too much,'

'But we've been waiting a long, long time to be playing an official game with our neighbours and then all of a sudden, we have at least three.

'It wouldn't surprise me if we get them in the FA Cup, too.'

'The fans may prefer to win that one and lose three or four around it, but we are treating it as the third round in the Carling Cup where we haven't been for many years.

'I understand what it means for the fans and everything we do is for the fans.

'It's a special game for them and we are going to treat it the same way as they want.

'But it's important that we realise it's a football game and it's a huge football occasion and it shouldn't go any further.

'The respect should be there and for the youngsters, it will be the first time many will see the teams play an official game, so we should make it an example for the future.'


Martinez has rung the changes for Carling Cup games so far, making 10 changes from his League side in the first round, and 8 for the second round.

Our second team are equally up to the job though, beating Brentford 2-0 before knocking out Premiership new-boys Hull City last Tuesday with a 2-1 win in extra time.

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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday August 31 2008
Time: 3:36PM

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Our second string will beat Cardiff so there is no reason why the game will distract us from our league games.
welshboy78
31/08/2008 15:41:00
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our second team isn't much different to the first. we beat hull with them and we can definitely beat kerdiff.
GThomas
31/08/2008 15:58:00
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Lets get realistic is it, Cardiff can beat us just as much as we can beat them, and if i was a betting man, i'd put my money on Cardiff.
cyjax
31/08/2008 18:41:00
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i think we can definately beat cardiff, especially at home, and i dont think it matters much which side he puts out, but it would be interesting to see how many players from the preceding league game are in the side.
tubejack
31/08/2008 18:57:00
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shame on you cyjax, you should go with the swans, we have the home advantage and a very good second team.
GThomas
31/08/2008 20:36:00
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