12:34 25th April 2013
. . . defender feels cup heroics will count for nothing against Chelsea
Angel Rangel insists the Swans’ memorable Capital One Cup semi-final victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will be a distant memory on Sunday.
The two sides meet for the first time since the Swans upset the odds to book their place in the final alongside League Two side Bradford City.
A 2-0 first-leg win in London gave the Swans a huge advantage before seeing out the second leg 0-0 at the Liberty.
But Rangel feels the cup heroics will be irrelevant during Sunday’s battle at the Bridge.
“We did beat them in the Capital One Cup semi-final and people may say they are looking for revenge, but we are just thinking about ourselves,” said the Spaniard.
“It does give us confidence knowing that we can go to a stadium like that and win, but this is a different story this weekend.
“They are fighting for the top four, but we have not won for a while and it’s important for us to get something there.
“We are not comfortable in the top ten because of our recent results, so it’s an important game for us.
“We have five games left and it would be great to win at Chelsea – though it will be very difficult - and move us closer to our target of a top-ten finish and getting 50 points.”
Click on the video below to watch the full interview with Angel.