St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Swansea

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Ewood Park

Last Game

Blackburn 3 - 1 Swansea

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:45

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Laudrup ready for derby dates

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup knows the arrival of Cardiff will add a derby of 'history and tradition' to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 18/04/13 at 16:53 Post Comment

Michael Laudrup: Swansea manager looking forward to derby dates with Cardiff

Michael Laudrup: Swansea manager looking forward to derby dates with Cardiff

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Cardiff secured promotion to England's top-flight on Tuesday night and now have two meetings with their bitter Wales rivals to look forward to next season.

Laudrup has welcomed the elevation of their local foes and believes the meeting will match the intensity of showdowns between Manchester United and Liverpool or Lazio and Roma.

The Swans boss said: "I know the Swansea and Cardiff derby is something everyone is looking forward to.

"I also played in the Real Madrid and Barcelona games, but that is a different type. There are 400 miles between the clubs.

"It's like Liverpool and Manchester United here, where those games are more about the history and tradition.

"If you look at the same area like Cardiff and Swansea then I think it is more like Lazio and Roma.

"To have the first South Wales derby in the Premier League will be a nice occasion. It should be seen like that as well.

"A small country to suddenly have two teams among the 20 clubs in the Premier League is nice."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez delighted with 'immense' Everton's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace

Roberto Martinez believes his side can now reach their true potential after ending their winless run at Crystal Palace.

Premier League: Chelsea maintain five-point lead after 1-1 draw with Manchester City

Chelsea remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with second-placed Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company