Swansea boss Laudrup wants top ten finish

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup wants a top ten finish. Laudrup has challenged Swansea to make sure they finish in the top half of the Premier League table.

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup wants a top ten finish.

Laudrup has challenged Swansea to make sure they finish in the top half of the Premier League table.

He said: "There might be a negative reaction after winning the cup - I hope not - but it's a possibility.

"I hope the players go out and play the best game of the season, because this is the first game after the cup final, we are playing at home in front of our fans with the cup on display, so I hope - but I don't know.

"The fact we are now in the Europa League next season has nothing to do with our Premier League form, because we didn't start the season thinking about Europe.

"We have 37 points and we know with a few more we are safe. But we've been competitive all season apart from against Liverpool so we can't stop now.

"I still think we can at least arrive at 50 points and do better than last season, to get more than 46, and finish better than 11th.

"We are ninth and if we want to stay there we need 50 points, so that's 13 points from our last 11.

"That should be possible, but we have some very difficult games and we have to compete, otherwise we could lose most of them."

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