Laudrup happy with Swansea City focus

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup during the match against Chelsea on January 23, 2013
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Michael Laudrup hails the focus of his Swansea players, who put their League Cup campaign to the back of their minds to draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Michael Laudrup was pleased that his Swansea City side were able to produce a solid display against Sunderland on Tuesday despite the distractions of their League Cup campaign.

The Welsh outfit had the better of the action at the Stadium of Light but had to settle for a point against the below-par hosts.

Last Wednesday, the Swans booked their place in the Capital One Cup final with a draw against Chelsea, during which Eden Hazard was sent off for kicking a ball boy.

A week later, Laudrup has praised his players for focusing on their Premier League duties, despite the high-profile nature of their tie with the Blues and their upcoming date at Wembley.

"After all that happened against Chelsea, going to the final, everyone in Swansea is talking about that going to that final," he said.

"No-one had spoken about Sunderland. It was very important for me to see how they reacted to that and I'm very pleased.

"First half we completely dominated, in an away game, against a good side. Clean sheet, a very good performance - that's great for me to say."

The Swans face League Two Bradford City in their first ever major cup final on February 24.

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