MK Dons 0 Swansea 1 – Manager Reactions

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 7:05
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Roberto Martinez

“We need to show our character now and bounce back from this disappointment in the league,” said Roberto.

“It was so near and yet so far. Now we must regroup and regain that winning feeling in the league.

“We must keep faith and ensure we take whatever is in our reach. I am proud of the attitude, performance and effort of my players.

“It is cruel on Jason as he is our best penalty taker,” added Roberto. “He is really down and feeling gutted.

“He is normally really good at taking penalties and he got into some fantastic positions in the second half.

“But credit to the Dons, their penalties were very, very good. We approached the game correctly and gave it everything we could.

“We didn’t underestimate them – they are top of the league and have a fantastic away record.

“MK look a very strong outfit but it is hard to judge how they would do in League One as personnel can change dramatically.”

Ray Mathias (MK Dons Assistant Manager)

“When you think that’s their third game in six days and you see Lloyd Dyer running down that wing at 100 miles per hour trying to get the goal we deserved, it was absolutely fantastic.

“As staff we’ve given it a bit of a low profile in the last few weeks but now we’re there it’s very exciting I assure you.

“It was a difficult game against Swansea but over the two games we feel we’ve had one half and their place and two halves here that we totally dominated.

“The Chairman’s just been soaked, everyone’s in a good mood and the players absolutely deserve it.

“Overall we were very pleased with the chances we created against a very good first division team, we took them apart tonight.

“We’ve won a game we fully deserved and we’re going to Wembley.”

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