Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez Aims For Top 7 Next Season

Martinez Aims For Top 7 Next Season

Roberto Martinez aims for a top 7 finish next season in the Championship.

The Swansea City manager said finishing outside the play-offs again would be acceptable if they ended the season one place higher than last year.

The aim last season, our first time in the 2nd tier of English football for 24 years, was simply to avoid relegation. Martinez however built a side that exceeded all expectations as they battled for a play-off spot up until the penultimate match.

Martinez told the Evening Post:

'We have taken a massive step forward this season,'

'Now we are starting to prepare for the next challenge and we need to finish in the top seven in the next campaign.

'The aim of this club is always to improve in every department.

'I am not just talking about the squad. I am talking about other areas like our facilities.


The Swans boss also added that the club also need to continue improving every department:

'We need to improve every department of the football club.'

'It's been a great season,'

'If you look at it in terms of reaching our aims, we wanted to compete at the higher level and we did that.

'We made sure we stayed in the division and then we competed for a play-off place right until the end.

'That's huge credit to the football club, but now we must look to improve again.'


I'm sure a lot of fans feel the play-offs should be our aim next season after just missing out this year. It would be a shame to finish 7th, just below the play-offs when we've proved this season that we're capable of achieving a top 6 place.



Bookmark and Share



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday May 8 2009
Time: 11:32AM

Comments

0
come on martinez, at least 6th next season.
GThomas
08/05/2009 15:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Set Piece Analysis 2/2 - Defending Corners vs WBA & Palace

The second part of our Set Piece Analysis - looks in depth at a typical defensive corner setup, and some of the causes of Swansea`s failure to stop conceding goals from them

The Swansea City FC Injury Table...

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Set Piece Analysis Part 1- Impact of Conceding from Corners

The first part of our analysis on Swansea's defending at corners, and the impact it has had on their season

Early Signs Are Very Encouraging Under Guidolin Says Taylor

Swansea City left back Neil Taylor says that the early signs are 'very encouraging' as the players adjust to their new head coach Francesco Guidolin

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will the result be vs Southampton?
Suggested By:
Swansea City win73%
Draw16%
Southampton11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W3
2.Vital Swansea City2
3.eye_nose_hat2
4.Dennis Downing2