Swansea boss urges players to embrace being cup final favourites

Michael Laudrup has urged Swansea to embrace the tag of favourites as they look to deny League Two Bradford a fairytale victory in the most unlikely of Capital One Cup finals on Sunday.

Laudrup said: "I would think if you go back, it's very rare to see a major final between a small team in the top flight and a team from the lower leagues.

"When teams from lower down get to the final it is normally against Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham or Liverpool - like when Birmingham played Arsenal.

"This is different because although we are one of the lower teams, we have to accept we are favourites and we must take the initiative in the game.

"We have no problem with that and we accept the majority of people will want Bradford to win as they are the underdogs.

"We have seen what they have done to Wigan, Arsenal and especially to Aston Villa over two legs.

"It is fantastic, if you say what we have done is a fairytale, then the fact Bradford are there is a huge fairytale."

 

Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Swansea City

Have your say

Related Images