Welsh football giants Swansea City can return to the Premier League after three seasons in the English Championship if they see off Brentfordin the most expensive single game in football, the Championship playoffs final. Swansea City and Brentford meet in the final of the playoffs at the Wembley Stadium this weekend and the winner of the £170m match will join Norwich City and Watford as the three promoted teams ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
Nothing separated Swansea City and Brentford in their two meetings in the league. The two games ended in a 1-1 draw.Brentford would be hoping to banish the memories of the playoff final last season when they face Swansea City on Saturday. The Bees lost to Fulham in last season’s playoff final.
Ahead of the playoff final, Steve Cooper told reporters in his pre-match press conference that themonetary implications of the game won’t cloud his judgement. According to him, the balance between what’s at stake and the magnitude of the game must be right. The 41-year-old established that the playoff final would be his biggest game in club.
Cooper also informed reporters that he hopes his experience of leading the likes of Manchester City star Phil Foden and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoito glory as the England manager at the 2017 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament will help boost Swansea City and the promotion push.