UK time is: 14:33:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cotterill Praises His New Boss Paulo Sousa

David Cotterill praised his new manager Paulo Sousa after scoring a goal and assisting the other in Saturday's 2-0 win against Preston North End.

The winger joined the club at the end of last year for a 600,000 fee from fellow Championship side Sheffield United.

The move to the Liberty Stadium seems to have kick-started his career, as he was struggling for regular first-team football at Bramall Lane. Blades boss Kevin Blackwell said his lack of consistency was the reason for why they sold him, but judging from his recent performances and goals, they may regret it.

David Cotterill told the Evening Post that Paulo Sousa has been great with the Welshman since he joined:

'Personally, the manager has been great with me and helped me get to where I want to be,'

'He knows the game inside out and he's been there for me. Hopefully, if I can keep working on the way he wants us to play, I can improve as a player and help the team improve.

'He doesn't shout and bawl, it's instructions about getting it right.


Cotterill put us in front on Saturday with an excellent free-kick from the edge of the penalty box, he added:

'I definitely enjoyed that one,'

'We bossed the game and passed the ball extremely well from start to finish and it gave all of us a lift.

'Nathan (Dyer) was causing havoc down the other wing and got us some good early chances, but getting an early goal was massive for us because we've seen how sides come here and try to frustrate us.'We got that and it gave us confidence to make sure we got the result.

'Sides come here and sit back, but Preston couldn't live with us and they are a good side themselves so it just shows how good we were.

'But we need to keep hitting those levels and if we do we can do a lot in this league.'


Cotterill now says the team must keep it going but there's plenty of potential to maintain our play-off spot come the end of the season.

'We've stayed in the top six after dropping a few points in recent weeks and now we've won there are a few points between us and sixth and seventh.

'If we can build on this confidence, we can start pushing on even further.

'We can't get ahead of ourselves so we have to only look at the next game. But we are getting there.'




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!



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

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 8 2010

Time: 5:50PM

 

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
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 2 Newcastle
Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Southampton
Chelsea 4 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10

Breaking League News

Vital Preview: Liverpool vs. Hull City
Liverpool : 24/10/2014 13:21:00
No City Refunds?!
Man City : 24/10/2014 13:20:00
The Villa Times - 24/10/2014
Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:55:00
Lawro In Villa Win Shocker - Mystic In Depression
Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:28:00
Sunderland v Arsenal Match Preview
Arsenal : 24/10/2014 11:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Leicester City?
Suggested By:  
Swansea City win 32%
Draw 38%
Leicester City win 30%