Celina: Cup display must not be one-off

23rd March 2019
First team

Bersant Celina says Swansea City have to ensure their acclaimed performance against Manchester City is no one-off.

The Swans earned plenty of praise for their display in the 3-2 FA Cup defeat to the Premier League champions, including kind words from City boss Pep Guardiola.

But the season is far from over for the Swans, despite seeing their hopes of a third FA Cup semi-final appearance ended, and they have 10 Championship fixtures remaining.

Celina, who finished off a flowing team move against the Citizens, says Graham Potter’s side simply have to make sure their cup showing was no one-off.

“Graham was so proud of us, and he was happy with us but we want more, that’s how it is,” he said.

“We need to keep doing the things we did in the first half against a very good team.

“I spent six years with Manchester City, they are a great side and I was proud to play for them, and to be able to play so well against them says a lot.

“There is no reason why we cannot reproduce that sort of performance when we get back to playing in the league.”