Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Laudrup Encouraged By His Team's Character

Laudrup Encouraged By His Team's Character

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup was pleased with his side's character in today's 2-2 draw at home against Sunderland.

After two comfortable wins, the Swans faced a different test today against an organised Sunderland side, and they had to come back from behind twice to claim a point. They also had to play the last 20 minutes or so with 10 men after Chico was sent off for a high tackle.

Talking about his side's character, Laudrup told Sky Sports after the game:

'I think the game showed me a lot of good things about the character of this team,'

'In the first two games, winning five and three nil, today everything went against us.

'First the injury of Neil and we had to put on Ben Davies, 19 years old who did great, then there is the first mistake of the game and we go 1-0 down. We came back, but in injury-time they scored a second goal. We came back again in a great second half, made it 2-2 and wanted to go for the win but then a couple of minutes later we are down to 10 because of the red card of Chico.

'Even then, with one man less, we kept the ball and it was great for me to see the performance of the team today after all of these negative things.


Laudrup also went on to say that while he knew about the style of football the Swans played before his appointment, he didn't know about the character of the side which was on display today.

'When I came here I knew how Swansea played but what I didn't know is what the reaction would be when they went behind and things were not going their way - our way.

'I think sometimes you are forced to pull out other things and I think the team showed a lot of that today.'


Laudrup also admits he'll have to watch Chico's challenge a few more times to determine whether or not it is worth appealing. It looks highly unlikely that a high, dangerous challenge like Chico's today will be overturned.

'I need to see it a few more times. I think he goes for ball. It is a high leg, but I will have to see it a few more times.

'I hope the referee will as well because it's important for us if it's one game or three games.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday September 1 2012
Time: 9:23PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Who Will Swansea City Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Ayew In Team Of The Week (2/5/16)

Swansea City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Swansea Confirm Safety With 3-1 Win Over Liverpool

Swansea City confirmed their Premier League status early Sunday afternoon with a convincing 3-1 win against a Liverpool side that still looked hungover from their Europa League campaign.

Guidol

Rate The Players: Swansea City 3-1 Liverpool

Rate the players' performances as Swansea City beat Liverpool 3-1 to guarantee their Premier League status for next season

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Liverpool
Suggested By:
Fabianski0%
Rangel0%
Williams0%
Amat4%
Taylor0%
Cork76%
Britton8%
Routledge0%
Montero0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ayew12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W2
2.Vital Swansea City1