Cape Town - Swansea
City manager Carlos Carvalhal was delighted with the intensity his
players showed in the 8-1 thrashing of League Two side Notts County in
the FA Cup on Tuesday.
Tammy Abraham and Nathan Dyer both netted braces, before Kyle
Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll, and Daniel James scored to move
the Swans into the next round with consummate ease.
Carvalhal urged his players before the game not to underestimate
their opponents and to play with the same motivation as they did in the
recent wins over Arsenal and Liverpool.
"I'm very happy and very proud of my players," Carvalhal said, according to Sky Sports.
"I talked to them before the game and said play with a high motivation as we did against Arsenal and Liverpool.
"Our challenge is to motivate the players when we play teams below
us, because surprises appear when you are not completely focused and
teams from another division take the game very serious.
"They are not a weak team, they are doing very well in their league,
and put Brentford out of the cup away and played a difficult first game
"But we played like we did against Liverpool and Arsenal and this makes all the difference."