Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Pompey Tie is For the Fans, says Martinez

Pompey Tie is For the Fans, says Martinez

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez has said the FA Cup Fourth Round game at Portsmouth is one for the fans to enjoy.

After missing out on a trip to Anfield last season afterlosing out to non-league opposition, Martinez ensured there was no chance of history repeating itself at Histon.

Goals from Gorka Pintado and Guillem Bauza gave the Swans a comfortable 2-1 win, and set up a mouth watering clash with current cup holders Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

And the Spaniard said that the tie is no more than the Jack Army deserve. Speaking to the Evening Post, Martinez said:

'We have waited a long time for a glamorous cup tie and they (the fans) deserve that.'

'If we can go and play our football and dominate the game I will be delighted. But more than anything this game is for the fans.'

'The players wanted to give them that and I think that showed in their performance against Histon.'

'We have had so many games where we have been the team with everything to lose, so it's going to be special going to test ourselves against a Premier League side who are playing in the Uefa Cup this season.'

'I am not going to say we can beat them, but I would love it if we can go be ourselves at a very difficult place.'


Based on this season's track record the Swans are more than capable of being themselves in a testing environment. And with Tony Adams under pressure Swansea could well succeed where Cardiff failed in last season's final.



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

Writer:Andy Morgan
Date:Wednesday January 14 2009
Time: 10:37PM

Comments

0
see you soon
plymouth graham
14/01/2009 23:28:00
0
F**KING CAMAAAAAAAAN!!!
philmix
15/01/2009 00:33:00
0
We welcome the swans to Pompey & very appreciate your support for us in the Cup Final when we palyed Cardiff. This isn't the best Pompey team so you have a chance.
storagematt
15/01/2009 09:06:00
0
Bristol City held you to a 0-0 draw at home and I think we're capable of matching that, but I think Pompey will edge a win. Would be delighted to get a replay though.
KevinE
15/01/2009 13:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Swansea City Articles

Ayew Thanks Swansea City: 'I Feel Re-born'

Swansea City's January signing Jordan Ayew has thanked the club for taking a chance on him

Llorente Scores £3.8m Goal as Swans Net £109.5m

Fernando Llorente's winning goal against West Brom in Sunday's final League of the season was worth an extra £3.8m for the club

Swansea City Release Tremmel & Emnes

Swansea City have released goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel and Marvin Emnes

2016/17 Second Best Goal Return Ever

The Premier League season of 2016/17 didn't see a new goal record set in the top flight of football on Sunday, however the final day got extremely close.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs West Brom
Suggested By:
Nordfeldt4%
Naughton0%
Mawson2%
Fernandez2%
Olsson0%
Fer0%
Britton10%
Carroll2%
Sigurdsson12%
Ayew51%
Llorente17%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.yugo233
2.Phil W3
3.KevinE2
4.stevieray1
5.GilT1
The Vital Football Members League