Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup is a big fan of Petrolul Ploiesti coach Cosmin Contra.

Laudrup knows the Romanian from their time playing in Spain. The two will meet tonight in the Europa League.

"He was always a winner," Laudrup said. "I remember in the beginning of our season at Getafe he wasn't in the starting 11 for four or five games but he continually came on and played right full-back or in front of them.

"He scored some goals as well, both the equaliser in our UEFA Cup quarter-final with Bayern Munich and the first goal at home. We lost on away goals."

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