Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Sousa Aiming To Make Derby History At Cardiff

Sousa Aiming To Make Derby History At Cardiff

Paulo Sousa is aiming to make Welsh Derby history tomorrow when his Swansea City side face Cardiff City.

A win for the Swans, which would be our first in 6 games, would complete the first ever League double in this fixture.

Darren Pratley's double strike helped us to a 3-2 win at the Liberty Stadium earlier in the season and hopefully we can repeat that feat when we face our arch rivals in front of the Sky Sports cameras at 5:20pm on Saturday.

Sousa said:

"As a manager it is one more game, but I cannot ignore this game has a different environment.

"I know about the past of this fixture - and it means I am in a very good position to make history because I have already won one game.

"We want the derby record but we also want the clean sheet record too - we can have the two on Saturday and that is what I am looking for.

"And we are confident we can look for the three points because my players are fresh. We have seen players return from injury and able to train more and that gives us the possibility to improve.

"I believe in my training because I believe it always gives you the opportunity to be stronger and reinforce the principles and quality of the side.

"We have had better preparation and for that I predict a very bright end to the season. We will get back to our best."


Sousa also commented on Cardiff City and about their injury problems that Dave Jones has been moaning about this week.

"Are they only going to play with seven players? It doesn`t matter about what centre backs they may or may not have available because they will play with 11.

"You have to remember last month we had to make adjustments because of injuries, keep playing players who were injured in difficult circumstances - but that is life.

"I don`t care if they are weakened. We will look to weaken them not because they have two or three players out of the first XI, our performance should give them problems so the critics cans say Swansea made them look poor."




Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday April 2 2010
Time: 12:47PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

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

Stats: Swansea's Midfielders Compared - Ki, Cork & Britton

A stats comparison of Swansea's current midfield trio provides some surprising results...

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