Laudrup: Win sets us up for tough run
Michael Laudrup says his squad can head into a testing upcoming run of fixtures with a renewed sense of belief following the Wigan win.
Two goals in three second-half minutes courtesy of record signing Pablo Hernandez and Michu were enough to seal a 2-1 victory for Swansea, despite a nervy final 20 minutes after Emmerson Boyce had pulled a goal back for the Latics and Arouna Kone had a header chalked off for offside.
The win was particularly timely given a demanding run of games looming large on the horizon for Laudrup and company. They face a trip to Premier League champions Manchester City next Saturday, before a reunion with former manager Brendan Rodgers when they go to Anfield to face Liverpool in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
Chelsea visit the Liberty Stadium the following Saturday and while few will be backing Swansea to pick up a result from that trio of assignments, Laudrup is pleased his players at least head into them with a spring in their step.
He said: "We can work well this week and know we have three games in seven days. The good thing is I really don't have to motivate anyone because we have Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea coming up. Everybody is up and that is good.
"We know there is a lot of quality in these sides. We know it will be difficult but on the other hand we know they are teams that will let you play. They play well but they lose the ball."