Martinez Keen To Shake Bad Feeling
Tuesday, 25th Nov 2008 08:04
Roberto Martinez heads to Coventry tonight keen to shake off any bad feeling from Friday night
The Swansea City manager insists that it is a case of keeping the good form going but at the same time knows that he won't want his side to be on the wrong end of a second consecutive defeat at the Ricoh Arena.
He is backed by a statistic that the Swans are let to lose two consecutive league games under his management - well, in the same season anyway - and that is a record that they will be looking to keep going this evening as they try once again to break into the division's top six.
“I was delighted with our performance against Birmingham,” Martinez told the Western Mail.
“The result could have been a lot different if we had been a bit more clinical.
“We had them against the ropes, we were the better side overall in every department and the result sometimes is just a circumstance.
“You have an ex-international striker like Kevin Phillips then who only seems to need one chance to score two goals!
“In my eyes it was not a defeat. Our performance was enough for me to take something positive from it.
“It will be a completely different game. We are away from home in a fantastic arena,” said Martinez.
“Coventry are coming in off the back of a very good result and their confidence will be high.
“We need to be ready and we are desperate to go there and get rid of that bad feeling we had on Friday night.
“Chris is a Swansea boy and he enjoyed his time here and that will never go away,” added Martinez.
“But once you start a game he will only have eyes for Coventry and making sure they win.”
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