Michael Laudrup: 'Cup win has raised Swansea City expectations'

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup celebrates with the Capital One Cup final trophy on February 24, 2013
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Swansea boss Michael Laudrup says that the club's Capital One Cup win has raised expectations.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has warned his players that they have set a benchmark for success after winning the Capital One Cup.

Saturday's 2-0 loss to Arsenal was the Swans' second defeat in three games since winning the trophy in Feburary.

Laudrup has said that expectations at the club have now grown as a result and the players cannot rest on their laurels.

"Of course a club like Swansea can't expect to win a trophy every two, four or six years," he told The Mirror. "I read that Arsenal haven't won a trophy in eight years. David Moyes at Everton - top 10 for how long and they haven't won a trophy.

"I've already told the players, board, the chairman you can't come back after the vacation, after winning a trophy, and say only avoiding relegation is important. When people get a taste of success they like it.

"They don't want to go back. That is very difficult. That is the downside of success."

Swansea currently sit ninth in the Premier League.

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