Swans chief confirms cup aim
Michael Laudrup has confirmed that winning the Capital One Cup is a priority for Swansea this season, describing it as very important.
The Swans boss spoke out after watching his side secure a place in the fourth round of the competition courtesy of an entertaining 3-2 victory away at League One outfit Crawley Town on Tuesday evening. Trailing 2-1 at one stage, the Premier League men finally saw off their lower league opponents with a 90th-minute goal from Garry Monk, who nodded home Wayne Routledge's corner. It ended Swansea's two-match losing streak and, just as importantly for manager Laudrup, keeps alive a genuine chance of winning silverware not to mention a place in next season's Europa League. "The more games we have the better it is for everyone because you never know what can happen in the cup," Laudrup said. "You get through one round, then the second and third. Suddenly you're in a quarter-final. "Especially for smaller clubs like us, this cup is very important. "It's the same for smaller clubs like Crawley. It's important to them and that's why the games are tight and sometimes you see some huge surprises."