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Martinez Not Happy With More Points Dropped

Martinez Not Happy With More Points Dropped

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez says he wasn't happy after witnessing his side drop more League points this weekend.

The Spaniard believes his side have dropped 7 points in the last 3 games, 2 at Coventry, 3 at home to Birmingham and 2 yesterday against Cardiff City.

And he's right. Swansea have performed well recently but we need to start winning the points we deserve if we are to achieve at this level.

Losing our unbeaten home run against Birmingham is a perfect example of the side losing points. It was a game we were capable of winning, but super-sub Kevin Phillips came on to turn the game on its head, scoring a 5-minute brace to win them the game.

Pintado missed a number of golden chances, and individually he should have put McLeish's side out of sight by half time. We didn't and as a result we received a harsh punishment.

Yesterday's match at home to Cardiff was similar. Cardiff reversed the scoreline after Pratley's opener, and we failed to take full advantage of McPhail's sending off as we struggled to score a winner against 10-men. The opportunity was there to beat Cardiff for a second time this season.

Despite not being happy at dropping points recently, Martinez still remains pleased with how his side have performed so far this season, he said:

'We dropped two points at Coventry, we dropped three points against Birmingham and we dropped two points here so I cannot be happy.

'But I know there are reasons and I'm delighted with how we've reacted.

'We cannot afford to go out and bring in Premiership players and that's why tests like this allow us to keep growing.'

'It is fair to say nothing is going our way with suspensions and long-term injuries, but the squad was still very positive, we never lost our style of play and that is very pleasing,' added Martinez.

'We are a newly promoted team that is trying to keep growing and this was a huge test for us after what we've had to put up with in recent weeks, so I can guarantee you this football club is stronger than it was before the final whistle.

'But I think everyone in South Wales can be proud of the derby and many neutrals would have been surprised and impressed with the standard of football.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday December 1 2008
Time: 7:14PM

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