Writer: Danny Cosker
Date:Friday July 29 2011
Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers claims that his first opponent in the Premier League are a 'Super-power'.
Manchester City secured the signing of Sergio Aguero this week in a deal worth £90 million, which is a million miles away from the car-boot deals of Lee Camp and Leroy Lita.
Brendan Rodgers believes that Manchester City are a European super-power and are competing at the cutting edge of the game.
'Manchester City are at a level now where they are competing at the cutting edge of the game.
'They are a superpower in European football — they are in the market for all the top players in the world and Sergio Aguero is certainly one of them.
'It's an interesting dilemma now for Mr (Roberto) Mancini as far as who to pick goes.'
After watching his first opponent on ESPN taking on LA Galaxy, Rodgers said: 'I had my notepad and pen, and it's frightening when you look at the talent they have got.
'It's a different pressure they face — they are at the top end of the game and they have world-class players throughout the group.'
Swansea City haven't got the financial support of Manchester City, or indeed the strength and depth but, what they lack in terms of numbers they more than make up for in squad cohesion and an identity in the way they play. August 15th will be interesting.
Date:Friday July 29 2011
Infographic - Most Fouled....Ayew (Wednesday November 25 2015)
11 Things Swansea City Fans Are Talking About This Week (Tuesday November 24 2015)
Average Positions Analysis & The Need For Partnerships Again (Monday November 23 2015)
Andre Is Backing Monk, Ayew? (Sunday November 22 2015)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 2-2 AFC Bournemouth (Sunday November 22 2015)
Shelvey: We're Not Confident Enough On The Ball (Saturday November 21 2015)
Howe Says His Bournemouth Side Dominated Swansea (Saturday November 21 2015)
Monk: Changes Brought a Bit of Brightness,Energy & Sharpness (Saturday November 21 2015)
Stats: Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth (Saturday November 21 2015)
Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs AFC Bournemouth (Saturday November 21 2015)
» Liverpool : 26/11/2015 22:02:00
|Buzz on the Spot - Juventus v City - The aftermath
» Man City : 26/11/2015 20:45:00
|Pellegrini & Toure On Juventus Loss
» Man City : 26/11/2015 20:36:00
|Ulloa Talks Manchester United
» Leicester City : 26/11/2015 19:35:01
|Davis Extends Fleetwood Spell
» Leicester City : 26/11/2015 19:30:01