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Martinez: We've Made Massive Progress

Martinez: We've Made Massive Progress

Roberto Martinez believes his side have made massive progress since getting thrashed 4-0 at Reading at the end of September.

Swansea City found themselves 3-0 down at half time before Doyle added a 4th in the last minute.

Since that game though, the Swans have come acustomed to the League and are now looking like an excellent Championship side.

Many managers in this League have complimented our style of play and if it wasn't for our lack of firepower in which struggled to convert some of our 14 draws into wins, we'd be in the play-offs now.

Nevertheless, Martinez's side seem to be solid enough to avoid losing that often, as only Cardiff (I hate to admit!) have lost fewer games than us this season.

Martinez said:

'As a squad I firmly believe we've made massive progress since that day,''

'That's progress in terms of experience and the right type of arrogance.

'We are more of a unit now in terms of attack and defence. We've improved in every department since that day; but we are also still learning and progressing on a daily basis.''

'It was very disappointing because we never challenged Reading that day,''

'There are reasons for it, but for the first 30 minutes Reading worked at a different intensity to us and we got punished.

'But we learnt from our first-half experience and after the break we gave a totally different performance. It would have been easy for us to fold at 3-0, but I thought we were the opposite and controlled large parts of the second-half.

'Now we've got the opportunity to challenge the best side at Championship level and put that result right in front of our own fans.

'Reading were very, very unfortunate to lose their Premier League status last season. To be challenging for promotion so soon shows you that the football club is built on solid foundations with a quality manager (Steve Coppell) at the helm of Premier League players.''


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday January 16 2009
Time: 1:02PM

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