Williams focused on Chelsea

Swansea defender Ashley Williams has dismissed talk about his future as he gears up for Sunday's clash with Chelsea.

Last Updated: 28/04/13 at 14:26 Post Comment

Ashley Williams: Swansea defender focused on strong finish to season

Ashley Williams: Swansea defender focused on strong finish to season

The Wales captain has been the subject of speculation over a possible move this summer, with Arsenal and Liverpool reported to be among the front-runners for the centre-back.

Williams is humbled by the attention from bigger clubs but has stressed that his primary focus is on making sure Michael Laudrup's side finish their season on a bright note.

"I've answered the same questions so many times over the years and it's the same now," Williams told Wales Online.

"If you're being linked with other teams it means you're doing your job properly.

"I can't think about things like speculation, I'm here with Swansea, enjoying playing in the Premier League and being captain and that's what I'm focused on.

"You can take it as a compliment because you don't see players who aren't playing well linked with other clubs in newspapers, but it's a case of 'thanks for the compliment' and that's that. I don't pay too much attention to it all.

"The only time I think about it is when people stop me in the street or journalists ask me about it.

"There's no point in me thinking about it otherwise because I have too much else to focus on in my own personal life and on the pitch and the training ground for Swansea."

Williams proved his ability as a top level defender with a superb performance in Swansea's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg win over Chelsea.

The 28-year-old will be looking to put in the same performance on Sunday as the Swans tackle the Blues once again.

Williams said: "We can get a result there. It will be tough, that's obvious, but we've been there and nicked a win before.

"There's a lot of work left still to do this season and we know we have a massive game on Sunday with the pressure we're putting on ourselves and what we've put into it this week.

"No-one is looking at their own careers; we're just looking to finish this season strongly."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Carlo Ancelotti praises 'professional' Real Madrid after 3-1 Barcelona win

Carlo Ancelotti praised Real Madrid's "unique professionalism" after they came from a goal down to beat Barcelona.

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino says Alan Pardew deserves more respect

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits it is tough not to feel sorry for Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew.

La Liga: Luis Enrique stands by Luis Suarez selection after Barcelona defeat

Luis Enrique defended his decision to start Luis Suarez against Real Madrid after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property