Newcastle boss Pardew admits being jealous of Swansea success

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is impressed by Swansea City over their Capital One Cup final triumph.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is impressed by Swansea City over their Capital One Cup final triumph.

Pardew admits to a little envy after seeing Michael Laudrup's Swansea men lift their first ever major trophy with a 5-0 demolition of League Two Bradford at Wembley on Sunday.

He said: "Yes, absolutely, fair play to them. We haven't had a trophy here for a long, long while and we are desperate for one.

"Swansea won that trophy - forget about the final, to beat Chelsea over two legs deserved a trophy in itself because that's a tough agenda, so they deserved it, every bit of it, and well played to the manager and the players."

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