. . . Swans won't feel extra pressure despite favourites tag
Despite the Swans being the bookmakers’ choice for Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final, Ashley Williams insists they will not be weighed down by their favourites tag.
League Two side Bradford City stand in the Swans’ way of a first major trophy for the club in its 100-year history.
The Bantams have already seen off top-flight trio Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa on their route to Wembley.
The Swans, who have also knocked out holders Liverpool and European champions Chelsea along the way, remain strong favourites to lift the cup.
But Williams revealed the squad hasn’t felt any pressure as the clock ticks down to kick-off.
“We are normally the underdogs, but in this case we will be the favourites,” said the Wales skipper.
“But we won’t be feeling any pressure.
“It’s a very interesting game – Swansea versus Bradford in a final. Not many people would have predicted that.
“We are not putting any pressure on ourselves, though, we just want to go out there and play our game.”
Williams also revealed that both he and captain Garry Monk would lift the trophy together should the Swans emerge victorious.
The 28-year-old has led the side in Monk’s absence this season, and the pair have agreed to share the celebrations between them if the result goes their way.
“Once it got to the quarter-final stage we said it would be great to lift it together should the chance arise,” added Williams.
He joked: “We did actually say that in the Play-Off Final, but he didn’t wait for me.”
See Ash and Garry’s combined press conference now on Swans Player.