We can beat anyone, says Swansea City's Dwight Tiendalli
DWIGHT Tiendalli has sent out a rallying call ahead of Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final first leg in Chelsea, insisting Swansea City can win in West London.
Swansea head to Stamford Bridge looking to stay within striking distance ahead of the return match at the Liberty two weeks later.
To achieve that they will have to subdue a star-studded squad.
Rafa Benitez has added Demba Ba to a group that already contained the likes of Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard after the Senegalese striker completed an £8 million move from Newcastle last week.
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Swansea may not boast as many stellar names, but they drew with the Blues in the Premier League two months ago.
And Tiendalli believes that, on their day, Michael Laudrup's men can match any side in the country.
"We can beat anyone in the Premier League so we can win at Chelsea," said the full-back.
"My opinion is that if we are 100 per cent we can beat anyone, they have lots of big players but if you look at the big games we have played so far, like against Arsenal, then you can see we are good enough to compete with everybody."
Yesterday, Tiendalli was one of four changes Laudrup made to the side that drew with Aston Villa on New Year's Day.
Regular right-back Angel Rangel was rested ahead of Wednesday's trip, though Tiendalli admitted he's desperate to be involved in that game too.
"Of course I'd love to play," said the former FC Twente defender.
"It's up to the manager to make the decision but all I can do is be ready and focused.
"I have to prepare like I could be playing the game because no-one knows what can happen."