Guidolin wants to repeat Vicenza success at Swansea

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Ahead of Tuesday's first EFL Cup tie, Francesco Guidolin is hoping to emulate his former team Vicenza's remarkable Copa Italia victory at Swansea.

The Italian manager reminded the media that, while he may not have any experience in English knockout competitions, he has guided a small team to cup glory before.

In 1997, Vicenza Calcio beat Napoli 3-0 in the home leg of the Copa Italia final, overcoming a 1-0 first-leg deficit to raise the prestigious trophy for the first time in their history.

"We won the Coppa Italia and for a little team this is fantastic," Guidolin told reporters.

"It is not exactly the same as Leicester (winning the Premier League), but after us no little team has won the Coppa Italia. It has always been a strong team like Milan, Napoli, Juventus, Inter and Roma," he continued.

"This was one of my best moments, but fortunately I've had a lot of good moments in my career in Italy."

Guidolin will be able to call in the services of Wales international Neil Taylor, who returns to the squad after an extended break following the European Championship in France.

"I think my squad is strong enough if we don't have injuries," said Guidolin. "We can be focused on the Premier League and the cup."

"The cups in the UK are important and I want to respect this attitude," the 60-year-old continued. "We will go to Peterborough with a good team, try to win and continue in the competition."