UK time is: 05:45:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Exciting Times For Swansea Says Schmeichel

Former Manchester United and Danish legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says it's 'exciting times' for Swansea City, as he believes the club is a 'good fit' for his fellow countryman Michael Laudrup.

Schmeichel revealed to the Evening Post following a visit to the club's training ground that the Swansea boss phoned him just before his first meeting with his new employers.

One of the games best ever goalkeepers said he thought the Swans offered a good foundation to offer Laudrup his first management role in English football:

'Michael phoned me when he was on the way to his first meeting with Swansea,'

'I felt it would be a good partnership. The way Swansea played last season and the way they conducted themselves in the Premier League was very impressive.

'Not a lot of clubs get promoted and then play that well.

'A lot of clubs come up, stay tight and try to survive game by game.

'But many, many times Swansea took the game to their opponents, especially at the Liberty Stadium.

'I think at home they only lost four games, which as a promoted team is very impressive.

'For Michael there was a really good foundation here for him to come and add his qualities.


Schmeichel also believes that the Swansea City players will benefit from working with one of the best ever players, he added:

'Michael is one the best players who ever lived in this world,' Schmeichel adds.

'I played a huge number of games with him, and the vision he has he will inject that into his players here and they will feed off that.

'And for Michael, Swansea gives him a really good introduction to English football.

'There probably would have been a lot of opportunities for him in English football because he is so well-known and well-respected around the world.

'But there are certain clubs who would not have been good for him. Swansea is a good fit for him.'


And with the likes of Michu in the side, it's exciting times for the Swans:

'Swansea have done really well, You can see things have gone really quickly if you compare them to other Premier League clubs.

'They would normally have their own training ground and different facilities, and I know that's all going to happen in the next year or two for Swansea.

'I look at the players who have been brought in this season, and this is probably something you would not have dreamed of even just a year ago.

'Look at players like Michu, with six league goals already these are exciting times for Swansea.

'I am pleased for Michael that he is part of it and I am pleased for the football club.'









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 24 2012

Time: 9:10PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Monk: I Don`t Want Another Striker (Saturday January 24 2015)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City (Saturday January 24 2015)

Swansea Injury Table + PL Comparisons (Friday January 23 2015)

Monk Has No Problem With Gomis (Thursday January 22 2015)

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Phil W 41
2. eye_nose_hat 24
3. GThomas 4
4. shearers boots 3
5. jonno1 2
6. pments 1
7. keith margam 1
8. sussexswan 1
9. PencoedJack 1
10. 1871_Biscuit 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swansea 0 - 5 Chelsea
Swansea 1 - 1 West Ham
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Swansea
Liverpool 4 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 0 Aston Villa
Hull City 0 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 10 36
8. Liverpool 22 10 5 7 4 35
9. Swansea 22 8 6 8 -4 30
10. Stoke 22 8 5 9 -4 29
11. Newcastle 22 7 6 9 -9 27
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23

Breaking League News

Carver Appointed Until The Summer
Newcastle : 26/01/2015 21:11:00
West Ham In The Cup
WBA : 26/01/2015 20:30:00
Myhill Boost For Pulis
WBA : 26/01/2015 20:27:00
Hooiveld Swaps Norwich For Millwall
Southampton : 26/01/2015 20:21:00
Swansea City Bid For French Left Back?
Swansea : 26/01/2015 20:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Southampton?
Suggested By:  
Southampton win 80%
Draw 15%
Swansea City win 5%