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Martinez: It’s Great To Face The Holders

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The Swansea City manager will take his team to Fratton Park on 24th January to try and dislodge Pompey’s grip on the FA Cup that they won last May at Wembley.

The Swans won through to the tie against the Premiership side thanks to goals from Gorka Pintado and Guillem Bauza at Histon and Martinez believes that it is a glamour tie that should be looked forward to.

Speaking after the victory at the Glass World Stadium, Martinez told BBC Sport “I’m extremely proud, the players had to adapt to the conditions, it takes a lot of character and maturity.

“Andrea Orlandi has had a stop-start season with injuries, it’s great to see him out there enjoying himself – he’s one of those players who puts a smile on your face.

“I’m looking forward to Portsmouth, more than anything for the fans. We haven’t had that glamour for a few seasons.

“It’s great to play the cup holders in any competition. It’s a great challenge and a glamorous tie to look forward to.”

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