Swans can go all the way in cup, says Michael Sheen

16th March 2018

He starred as Brian Clough in the hit film The Damned United, now actor Michael Sheen is tipping Carlos Carvalhal to deliver cup glory at Swansea City this season.

The Swans host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday hoping to reach the semi-final of the FA Cup for the first time since 1964.

And Sheen, who was raised locally in Baglan, believes his hometown club have the tools to go all the way in the competition.

“The great thing about the cup is that anything can happen,” said Sheen during a recent visit to the Liberty.

“There is no reason why Swansea can’t go all the way.

“They’ve been playing brilliantly and if their confidence is up and they believe it can happen then why not?”

The Swans’ fortunes in the Premier League have also picked up since Carvalhal’s appointment in December, with the 52-year-old leading his team to seven wins and four draws from their last 12 games in all competitions.

Five points adrift when the Portuguese took over, the Swans now sit four points above the relegation zone.

And Sheen admits it would be a massive boost for the city and country should the the Swans continue their good form and experience an eighth year of Premier League football.

“I have seen some fantastic matches here. As a 12-year-old I would make sure I wore my Swansea City shirt with pride,” said the 49-year-old, who portrayed the broadcaster David Frost in Frost/Nixon and also starred in The Queen.

“I have seen the club go up and down with varied fortunes, but it has been brilliant to see the success they’ve had.

“It would be great to see the club stay in the Premier League – that would be great for Swansea, Welsh football and the community too because of all the great work the club does for the community.

“Everyone is behind them. The club has had a fantastic run of form and hopefully that can continue and it will seem them stay up.”