Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Rodgers: We're Getting Better All The Time

Rodgers: We're Getting Better All The Time

Brendan Rodgers says his team are getting better all the time as they look to stay 2nd this weekend as they visit Scunthorpe United.

The Swansea City manager believes his team are beginning to dictate how other teams play against us, and that is the 'ethos' he wants to create at the club.

Scunthorpe United may be down in 22nd place in the Championship table but they'll offer us a really tough test on Saturday as they're battling for every point to avoid relegation.

Rodgers said:

'I have said to the players that as we improve we will dictate how other teams play against us,'

'We will dictate how they play with our pressure and our possession.

'We did it last Saturday against Leeds, and not a lot of teams can do it because they haven't quite got that quality on the ball.

'We are getting better all the time both offensively and defensively and that's pleasing because it means we can dictate.

'That's the ethos I am trying to put in place at this club.'


Rodgers the opposition have more motivation when you're competing at the top:

'There's no doubt that when you are up near the top there's extra motivation for the opponents,'

'It will be part of the opposition manager's team talk — can you show that you are better than the team in second place?

'But this is the position we want to be in and I am not overly concerned about what our opponents are thinking.

'We always respect the team we are playing, but it's really all about us.'


After 4 consecutive wins and impressive performances together with excellent character to achieve them, Rodgers now wants us to keep it going:

'Whatever happens, I have seen a great improvement this season,'

'You look at the team at the moment and there's a good feel to us.

'We have pace in the two full-back positions and two centre-backs who are solid defensively, are good organisers and are great on the ball.

'The midfield players have been fantastic. We have good intensity there and players who are intelligent and good with the ball.

'Our front players are scoring goals at the moment, so the challenge is to keep things going.'




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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday March 3 2011
Time: 7:31PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace

Rate the players' performances in the goalless draw at home against Crystal Palace

Guidolin Aims To Improve Set Pieces As Swans Drop 2 Points

Francesco Guidolin insisted that his Swansea City team have to improve their set piece play after it cost his side another victory

Stats: Swansea City v Crystal Palace

All the stats from Swansea City (1) vs (1) Crystal Palace, Liberty Stadium, 6th February 2016 Att: 20,492

Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Crystal Palace

Confirmed team line-ups and live Premier League scores as Swansea City host Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium (3pm)

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Crystal Palace
Suggested By:
Fabianski3%
Rangel11%
Williams0%
Fernandez0%
Taylor0%
Cork17%
Britton41%
Ayew0%
Routledge0%
Sigurdsson23%
Paloschi5%
Barrow0%
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 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 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 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
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 6 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
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

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W3
2.Vital Swansea City2
3.Dennis Downing2
4.eye_nose_hat1