UK time is: 13:00:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Martinez: 'It Was A Very Good Performance'

Roberto Martinez said he was pleased with his side's performance in the 1-1 draw at home to Derby County last night.

The Swans dominated for large periods of the game but found it difficult to create any clear cut chances in front of goal.

Ashley Williams headed home Jordi Gomez's cross to cancel out Pearson's opener on 63 minutes.

It was a rather frustrating attacking display from the Swans but Martinez seemed to be happy with how we played.

Roy Carroll in the Derby County goal had just the one save to make all game as most of our attempts were long range efforts going wide of the target.

Roberto Martinez told the Official Site:

'I consider that to be a very good performance,'

'It was a Swansea City performance and I'm delighted with the attitude of the players and reaction that we had following the disappointment of the weekend.

'I think the way we played we controlled the game from the first minute until the last, you have to give credit because again we had to accept a very difficult role.

'We had a few clear cut chances, probably not as many as our style of play deserved, and that's an area we need to keep improving, but you get those moments in a football game.

'We hit the post, you get a clear chance at an open goal and then at the other end the only shot on target that they had in the game they score.

'I'm delighted with the reaction of the players, we kept playing the right way and kept growing in the game and I was just delighted with the personality we showed throughout the 90 minutes.'


The Spaniard might have been happy to see us dominate a game with some good passing play at times but playing like we did last night won't win us enough games this season.

A lot of fans are calling for Roberto to change the formation to 4-4-2. 4-5-1 doesn't seem to be working and the changes he makes in the second half of games always seems to benefit us.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 17 2008

Time: 6:50PM

Your Comments

I don't know about you Roberto but I felt frustrated for at least 65 mins - what's the point of wasting so much time until switching to 4-4-2 and finally start to play some effective football?
Czech_Jack
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 1 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Chelsea
Hull City 1 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 Norwich
Arsenal 2 - 2 Swansea
Everton 3 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33

Breaking League News

Could Six Points Be Enough?
» Cardiff : 23/04/2014 12:31:00
Summer Madness
» West Ham : 23/04/2014 12:30:00
Cresswell Interest!
» Fulham : 23/04/2014 12:28:00
That Chelsea Spirit
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 12:17:00
Cech Out for Remainder of Season!
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 12:16:00
Stat Attack - Atletico (a)
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 12:14:00
Terry Out for Rest of Season?
» Chelsea : 23/04/2014 12:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you want Garry Monk as the next permanent manager?
Suggested By:  
Yes 38%
No 62%