Today's media round up
21st February 2013
The Liberty Stadium was over-run with television broadcasters on Wednesday afternoon as the first of two media open days got underway.
Sky Sports, Premier League Productions and ITV were among the pack, whilst some of the most renowned journalists were also in town, all in search for the Swansea City story ahead of Sunday's final.
With the media headlines likely to be all about the final in the next few days, here's just a few from earlier this morning. Michael Laudrup spoke to the South Wales Evening Post and said "Success at Wembley would be my finest hour."
The Sun caught up with some quotes from Leon Britton as he insists the Swans won't be complacent against Bradford. Finally, Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins spoke to ITV Wales regarding the future of Michael Laudrup.
South Wales Evening Post
Michael Laudrup: Swansea City success at Wembley would be my finest hour
Michael Laudrup admits winning the Capital One Cup with Swansea City would rank as his perhaps greatest achievement in football.
Laudrup leads Swansea out at Wembley this weekend to face Bradford City.
It is a first ever major final for Swansea - but the latest in a long line of showpiece occasions in Laudrup's stellar career.
The Dane's list of honours is sensational, with a European Cup, five La Liga titles and one Serie A crown among his numerous achievements.
But Laudrup rates successes as a manager above what he did as a player.
And although he has won trophies during his time as Brondby boss, he believes bringing silverware to South Wales would top the triumphs he enjoyed in his homeland.
"I have won quite a few trophies as a player," Laudrup said.
"This is my fourth final as a manager and I think personally it's bigger to win as a manager.
"As a player you just do what you know how to do, you try your best as part of the team.
"As the manager you are the one who has to put together the puzzle.
"You cannot go and play but you have to make a team.
"You see that team develop and to see them winning a trophy - that is such a great day."
Britton wary of Bantams
Leon Britton insists Swansea's lower league roots will ensure there will be no complacency from them on Sunday.
The Premier League outfit are red-hot favourites to beat League Two Bradford in the League Cup Final.
Britton, 30, will complete his own personal fairytale after almost going out of the football league with the Welsh club 10 years ago.
He said: "A lot of the boys have played lower-league football so we know what to expect.
"Myself, Monks, Ash and Tatey are used to that level of football. It's tough.
"For some of the lads, the boot was on the other foot six years ago."
Jenkins: League Cup win might persuade Laudrup to stay longer at Swansea
Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed he is hoping that winning the League Cup at Wembley on Sunday will convince manager Michael Laudrup to stay at the Liberty Stadium for the remainder of his contract.
Laudrup is yet to complete a full season in South Wales but his impressive leadership of the Swans has already made him a rumoured target of several big European outfits.
Should Swansea beat Bradford on Sunday they will earn entry in the Europe's secondary competition the Europa League for next season and his boss is hoping that will tempt him to stay.
"We are just hoping really with Michael that he can actually give us three years and not one or two. I think we can get a few years out of him looking at the seasons ahead," he told ITV News.
"I think looking ahead to Sundays game and trying to win that and perhaps get into the European qualification could be a big step forward in keeping Michael and our squad of players together with what they have to look forward to next season".