Thursday, 15 March 2012

City win has Swans soaring

Brendan Rodgers admits his Swansea side are brimming with confidence after claiming a 'prestigious win' over title-chasing Manchester City.
The Swans put a serious dent in City's challenge for the Premier League crown on Sunday as Luke Moore snatched a dramatic winner at the Liberty Stadium.
The Welsh outfit, who have thoroughly enjoyed their first taste of life in the top tier, have now taken points off City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham on home soil this season.
Rodgers believes they deserve immense credit for their efforts, with the cub having proved that they are capable of mixing it with the best in the business.
"You have to remember who we were playing against," he said.


"We were playing a team that is littered with world-class players and has an excellent manager.
"They are a club who are going to be challenging for major honours over a number of years, not only in the Barclays Premier League but throughout European football.
"We played a great possession game, we were very well organised in our defending and our counter-attacking football was exceptional when it was needed.
"So across the board it was a well-deserved win and it is another notch of belief and confidence for the players in what has been a really fantastic year for them so far.
"It was a real prestigious win for us last weekend and as you can imagine the confidence of the players has increased.
"It was a brilliant performance and obviously it was a great result.
"It has left all the supporters and the city on a real high so it was a great win and we need to continue making good wins."
Despite putting themselves in contention for a top-half finish this season, Rodgers insists survival remains the sole target for the Swans.
He added: "We have not set any targets. The aim does not change and that was to make sure we stay in the league.
"It was well documented that we were one of the favourites with nearly everyone to go down so we're not going to get too carried away.
"We've still got a lot of work to do, there are 10 games left so there are 30 points up for grabs. We just want to go into the next game and look to put on another very good performance."