UK time is: 14:11:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Martinez Remains Upbeat About Play-Off Chances

Roberto Martinez still believes that his side can finish in the play-off places this season.

A win on Sunday against our arch rivals Cardiff City would have given us a big boost and a lot of momentum going into the final 5 games, but as it stands, a play-off place is a massive ask.

Swansea City are currently in 8th place, 3 points behind Preston in 7th, 7 behind Burnley in 6th and 8 points adrift of Cardiff, who beat Derby 4-1 last night.

Martinez told the Evening Post that maximum points in the last 5 games would be enough to see them finish in the top 6:

'Many people said that if we'd won at Cardiff, we'd have been right in there,'

'I don't agree with that because it is the next five games which will dictate where we finish up.

'If we get 15 points we'll be in the play-offs. If we get to around 72 with goal difference, that will give us a chance.

'It's going to be hard and I know there's no margin for error but, if we all get together as a club, I think we can do it.'

'You look at the fixtures and teams like Burnley, Preston, Bristol City and Cardiff are playing against each other,'

'If you look at the five games we have left, every one is tricky for different reasons.

'But we know we can beat anyone if we reach our top standards and that's what we need to focus on.'


Norwich City provide a tricky task for the Swans at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon. They're fighting against the drop and beat Cardiff 2-0 recently.

Martinez added that he won't be taking the pressure off the players:

'It's too early to be thinking about next season,'

'I could take the pressure off the players and say we have got no chance this year, but I'm not going to do that.

'As a club we should be looking forward to the challenge we have this season because we have an opportunity to finish in the top six.

'We will have to hit top form to get into the play-offs but, if we do that, we will have a great chance of going on and winning them.

'It wouldn't be in the lap of the gods if we finished in the top six we would have the momentum to dictate the play-offs.

'There may be teams above us who already have a play-off place guaranteed, but getting there in top form at the end of the season is a better way to do it.'




Bookmark and Share




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



For the very latest Championship odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




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

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 9 2009

Time: 12:13PM

Your Comments

give up the ghost, just isn't gonna happen, no way no how
cyjax
give up the ghost, just isn't gonna happen, no way no how
cyjax
Must not give up until mathematically it is not possible.
willow
Must not give up until mathematically it is not possible.
willow
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City 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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Bruce Aiming For Europa Group Stage
Hull City : 30/07/2014 13:55:00
Chesterfield v Villa Screened Live
Aston Villa : 30/07/2014 13:24:00
Give the Kid a Chance
West Ham : 30/07/2014 13:10:00
United and Barcelona after Fiorentina Star!
Man Utd : 30/07/2014 13:06:00
Mind Games!
Man Utd : 30/07/2014 13:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What position does Monk need to strengthen the most?
Suggested By:  
Goalkeeper 0%
Full back 40%
Central defender 15%
Defensive midfielder 25%
Attacking central midfielder 5%
Winger 5%
Striker 10%
We don't need any more signings 0%