Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Di Matteo: Swansea Are A Very Good Team

Di Matteo: Swansea Are A Very Good Team

Roberto Di Matteo is expecting a good game tonight when his side West Brom side host Swansea City at the Hawthorns.

The former Chelsea player has guided the Baggies to the top of the Championship table and Mark Gower and Swans boss Paulo Sousa say it's our toughest test of the season tonight.

West Brom went to Middlesbrough (who beat us 3-0) and beat Gareth Southgate's side 5-0 so the Swansea City team knows they're going to have to perform at their very best to get at least a point this evening.

Di Matteo said:

'They are a very good football team

'They are similar to Reading but with more quality, they've hit good form lately.

'There's a few of their players I quite like so it should be a good game.'


Craig Beattie, who faces his former club tonight will be hoping he'll keep his place in the starting line-up after scoring his first goal for the Swans on Saturday at Ipswich Town.

Di Matteo added:

'He was a good player at training because he gave 100 per cent but he was down the pecking order here and wanted regular football.

'He will be trying to prove a point.

'We feel every team will want to beat us, not just us, but also Newcastle and Middlesbrough because we are the three teams that came down from the Premier League.

'Teams will always raise their game against us and we've had to deal with that from day one.

'I'm quite happy to lead from the front.

'I'd rather be there than chasing.'




Bookmark and Share

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday October 20 2009
Time: 1:55PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Guidolin's Record at Udinese - Top 5 Serie A & 119m Profit

Francesco Guidolin had an excellent 4-year spell at Udinese, achieving 3 top 5 Serie A finishes whilst the club made nearly 120m profit via transfers alone

Who Will Swansea City Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Ayew In Team Of The Week (2/5/16)

Swansea City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Swansea Confirm Safety With 3-1 Win Over Liverpool

Swansea City confirmed their Premier League status early Sunday afternoon with a convincing 3-1 win against a Liverpool side that still looked hungover from their Europa League campaign.

Guidol

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 Liverpool
Suggested By:
Fabianski3%
Rangel2%
Williams0%
Amat8%
Taylor2%
Cork72%
Britton5%
Routledge0%
Montero0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ayew8%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W2
2.Vital Swansea City1