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Martinez Has No Regrets Over Cup Selection

Martinez Has No Regrets Over Cup Selection

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez insists he has 'no regrets` over his starting line-up last night after he watched his much changed side succumb to a first home defeat since April.

The Spaniard made eight changes to the side that saw off the Hornet`s on Sunday, and despite this policy working in earlier rounds, it proved unsuccessful as Lee Williamson sent Watford into the quarter finals.

Martinez spoke to the Evening Post after the game:

'There are no regrets."

'My disappointment is the performance and the fact that we didn't reach the standards we have set throughout this season."

'The other disappointment is that we got heavily punished by a side who only created two chances. There wasn't much in the game — it was one of the poorest we've seen at the Liberty — but we allowed them to win it."

"We have to sense danger and don't give a goal away like we did here, because there were three mistakes in the lead-up to it and that's not like us.'

'At Championship level there are many sides who are able to win games when they don't play well and they are up near the top as a result."


Tuesday nights poor showing should make picking Saturday`s team fairly easy for Martinez as very few performed well enough to warrant a starting place at Norwich. However, the manager refused to point the finger at anyone in particular.

'I'll take the blame for the fact that we didn't do what we are good at. The players need to be ready to take their chance when it comes, but I will not blame individuals.'

'We are purists and we want to be perfect, but we have to learn to win games when we don't produce the perfect performance."


A perfect performance and three points against Norwich on Saturday would do nicely for Swans fans and will help ease the pain of missing out on a big Premiership side in the quarter finals.



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Writer:Andy Morgan
Date:Wednesday November 12 2008
Time: 1:40PM

Comments

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You should have some regrets, either that or he wasn't fully excited about winning the game and progressing even further. the team struggled with fitness and lack of match practise.
KevinE
12/11/2008 18:14:00
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how can he say that? too many changes, too many unfit players not in condition, surely he would have named a stronger side if he wanted that quarter final tie.
GThomas
13/11/2008 22:25:00
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I was surprised....I thought you would have beaten them !!
lincolnblue
14/11/2008 09:28:00
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