Bartley aiming for FA Cup success

16th March 2018
First team

Kyle Bartley has underlined the Swans’ desire to progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but admits they will face a tough test against Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday (12.15pm).

The Swans host Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs in the quarter-finals at the Liberty this weekend and will be hoping to maintain momentum from Saturday’s 0-0 draw away to Huddersfield.

Carvalhal’s men reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 54 years following a 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in a fifth-round replay last month, courtesy of goals from Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer.

Saturday’s draw at the John Smith’s Stadium leaves the Swans in 14th place in the Premier League, and Bartley is hoping they can emulate recent performances in the cup.

“There is a really positive feeling among the squad. Confidence has been high ever since Carlos has come in - it has been brilliant,” said the defender.

“Training has gone really well this week so we go into the game looking to get the win.

“It would be a massive achievement for us to reach Wembley for the semi-final, but we’re just taking it game by game.

“We know we will have a difficult task on our hands on Saturday but we remain confident from our previous games and hopefully we can win and progress.”