Potter: Wembley dream great for young Swans

17th February 2019
First team

Graham Potter is delighted his Swansea City team will have the chance to play for a place at Wembley having booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 4-1 victory over Brentford.

The Swans recovered from a tough first half, which had concluded with them trailing to a goal from Ollie Watkins.

But the hosts hit back in fine fashion as a Luke Daniels own goal, plus strikes from Daniel James, Bersant Celina and George Byers sealed a fine comeback win.

It puts Swansea in the hat for Monday’s last-eight draw and one victory away from a trip to Wembley, which will host the semi-finals and final.

And manager Potter believes it will be a great experience for his young squad to be a part of.

“For me it is great for the players, I am really happy for them,” said the 43-year-old

“They are just starting out and it’s a great chance for them to have an experience in a fantastic competition. It’s the quarter-final of the FA Cup and it’s a chance to get to Wembley.

“It’s brilliant for them, I know we live in this cynical world where it is all about finances, but the dream and the game itself, to play in that type of occasion is brilliant for the young players to have that chance to do.

“I just want to try and help them get there.

“It’s the FA Cup, we know whoever we get is going to want the same things as us and there are no bad teams in the competition.

“We look forward to the draw and hope for a home game.”