Sousa To Decrease Squad Size And Increase Quality
Swansea City manager Paulo Sousa says he wants to decrease the size of the squad but to improve the quality at the same time.
The 38 year-old believes the squad is too big and therefore a number of fringe players will be looking to impress over the next few weeks to convince Sousa that they're worthy of a place in the squad for the 2009/2010 season.
The Portuguese legend is looking to streamline the squad and tomorrow's friendly at home to FC Twente is a lot more than just a training match.
Sousa told Wales Online:
"I don`t know how many players will have to leave,"
"I just know that I want to reduce the size of the squad and increase the quality.
"I have these games over the next week to help me make a final decision. I hope it will be the best decision.
"I wouldn`t call this game against Twente a trial though. It`s more a game in which I can confirm my doubts."
He continued: "The squad is close to the level I wanted. But we have only had three weeks together and one game in Portugal last week.
"Now we have a full 90 minutes to improve our intensity and standard. Then I can start to make some decisions."
You can read our Preview of the FC Twente game here