Laudrup rueful in defeat
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup apologised to his fans following a humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday afternoon at Anfield.
Laudrup has admitted that he fears his team selection could have a detrimental effect on his side’s preparation ahead of the Capital One Cup final next weekend against Bradford City.
There were wholesale changes to the Swans ranks as seven players were rested in total including top goalscorer Michu and club captain Ashley Williams.
The Dane was insistent that his own players were at fault and accepted that it was not good enough for the supporters, despite being at a loss to see why the changes backfired so heavily.
He told The Guardian: “We just have to say sorry to the fans who travelled. I am responsible as I pick the team. We made changes but that is no excuse. It is difficult to explain.
There will be a lot of soul searching before the huge clash at Wembley but Laudrup was sure to point out that the pressure of a cup final looming would have an affect on any player.
The showpiece at Wembley is a celebration of two teams who have performed admirably in the competition next season, but the Swans boss wants to ensure his side come out on top.
He added: “Every player needs to look inside and wonder what they could have done better.
“I will not exclude that some players are thinking of next week which will be human because it is the biggest game in the history of the club.”
Michael Laudrup finished by stating this was “the biggest game in Swansea’s history”.