Tiendalli: Cup progression is key
25th August 2014
Dwight Tiendalli insists progression is key in the Capital One Cup ahead of Tuesday night's home clash with Rotherham (7.45pm).
The Championship side visit the Liberty in the second round, with the Swans - winners of the tournament in 2013 - hoping to make it three wins from three following two victories in the Barclays Premier League.
Saturday's 1-0 win over Burnley followed up the Swans' opening-day triumph at Manchester United, while Rotherham lay 14th in the Championship with two wins and two defeats from their four games.
And Tiendalli, who came off the bench in the Swans' 5-0 win over Bradford in the 2013 final, believes a third-straight win of the campaign will provide a big confidence boost.
"We are looking forward to the cup game. We obviously have a lot of great memories from the competition - you can't help but think of that day at Wembley," said Tiendalli.
"Our focus is now on Rotherham. In the league we have made a great start, but all our attention is now on Tuesday night.
"It is important to maintain our winning mentality. When you are winning game after game, your confidence builds more and more.
"So we are really determined to make it into the next round, but it will be a tough game because every time a team from lower down the divisions takes on a Premier League team you can see their levels rise."