Date:Friday March 16 2012
Fulham manager Martin Jol has praised Swansea City's style of play ahead of Saturday's game at Craven Cottage.
The Dutchman has compared the Swans to Ajax and Barcelona.
Jol has also praised Brendan Rodgers, and says he's one of the main contenders for manager of the season.
"They almost play like Ajax or Barcelona,"
"They always try to play it out from the back and I can honestly say that I admire them for that.
"Brendan Rodgers is someone who has got that philosophy and I rate him very highly because it`s not easy to play the way they do.
He`ll be one of the contenders for Manager of the Season because if you get promotion, like Norwich did too, and then establish yourself as a good team in the Barclays Premier League I think you must have done a hell of a job."
Jol added that Swansea City have been a 'revelation' in the Premier League this season:
"They always want to play football,"
"They create chances, they have got two flank players all the time, they want to play the ball as high as possible on the pitch and then go one against one with the full-backs to create chances. It is good to see us above them in the table because I think they are one of the revelations in the Premier League."
Fulham and Swansea City are 10th and 11th respectively, seperated in the table only by goal different. Jol says both teams will aim to finish as high as possible:
"We always set ourselves targets,"
"A few games ago we said we need eight or nine points out of the next five and then we managed to get nine points in three so that was good but now we still want to finish as high as possible.
"The next game is against Swansea who will want to do the same. If you have a look at the League, the top six is difficult but the top seven is still possible so hopefully we will have a good run in the next couple of games and try to do something."
Date:Friday March 16 2012
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