Sousa: Play-off hopes still alive

Published Add your comment

Football News

Swansea boss Paulo Sousa believes his side are still capable of reaching the play-offs despite going into the last game of the season with their fate out of their hands.

The 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United sees the Swans slip out of the top six, replaced by Blackpool, and if they are to reach the end-of-season showpiece they must beat Doncaster and hope Ian Holloway's men fail to take three points off Bristol City.

"Things can change and turn and we have to believe and we have to do our job properly," said Sousa.

"We are depending on others, but we need to have pride in ourselves and keep our heads high because the way we have played this season is good.

"What we expect is my players to keep training with the same enthusiasm and to perform like we did today because it is easy to win games like that."

Swansea were furious in the first half when they were denied a penalty after referee Scott Mathieson deemed Nick Montgomery's foul on Darren Pratley to have taken place outside the area.

And Sousa says the decision going against his side is symptomatic of their season, adding: "The referee did something we are used to. It has been like that all season. We have not had anything given all season so I don't expect the referee to give us it."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Doncaster Rovers
Darren Pratley
Bristol City
Sheffield United
Nick Montgomery
Swansea City

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again