Swansea head coach Garry Monk and Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer give their reaction to the south Wales derby.
Swansea City's new manager Garry Monk will lead his side at home to local rivals Cardiff later, just day's after taking charge at the club.
Interviews with managers Michael Laudrup and Manuel Pellegrini after the Swansea City clash with Manchester City
Swansea Head Coach Garry Monk has said his players deserve the right to compete against teams like Napoli, following last night's draw against the Italians.
Arguably the Swans were unlucky not to win the game, with impressive Napoli goalkeeping ensuring the score remained at 0-0.
The return leg in Naples will take place next Thursday.
Swansea Head Coach Garry Monk was full of praise for his side following last night's 0-0 draw with Italian side Napoli.
Despite having a host of chances the home side were unable to break the deadlock, with the Napoli defence holding firm.
Swansea will play the return leg in Naples next Thursday.
Swansea produced a Europa League performance packed with character and class at the Liberty Stadium - but they could not find a goalscoring punch to floor Italian heavyweights Napoli.
The Swans created several attacking opportunities and were comfortably the more dangerous team, yet Napoli will return home as favourites to progress following next Thursday's last-32 return leg.
It was a night of frustration for the Swans after arguably a season's best performance did not bring the outcome such dominance warranted.
It was a goal-less first half at the Liberty Stadium. But the Swans did have some good chances, keeping Napoli goalkeeper Rafael Cabral busy.
Swansea interim boss Garry Monk has said there was "no real point" in Michael Laudrup holding a press conference, due to the legal proceedings taking place following his dismissal.
Speaking ahead of tonight's Europa League clash against Napoli, Monk was keen to not let the issue get in the way of match preparations:
"...basically what I took from it was that he couldn't answer most of the questions for legal reasons, so there was no real point in having it...It's not my problem, it's between the club and the chairman and the solicitors as it is apparently. We will just get on with it and move on."
Monk also confirmed that Spanish forward Michu remains unavailable for competitive action following ankle surgery in December:
"He came back into training, but he is still feeling soreness. We had to pull him out of training and he has to have an injection...he needs two days' complete rest and we can build him up. He won't be available, he was eager to get out there but sometimes you can push yourself too much."
Swansea City face Italian side Napoli this evening in their opening leg of the last stage Europa League tie at the Liberty Stadium.
It's a key game for new head coach and former Swansea defender Garry Monk who took over from Michael Laudrup following his sacking earlier in the month.
Swansea have played a total of 10 games in the Europa League this season including an infamous 3-0 win against Valencia in September.
Napoli's Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain is doubtful for the encounter after hurting his back in Sunday's 2-0 win at Sassuolo but boss Rafa Benitez is hoping he can recover in time.
Swansea travel to the Stadio Sao Paolo on 27 February for the second leg.
Swansea City will be without Michu for tomorrow night's Europa League last 32 stage tie against Napoli, after the influential forward's return from injury was delayed because of a reaction to his ankle in training.
The 27-year-old Spaniard had rejoined the squad over the past week, but will now have to undergo further treatment on the ankle which has kept him out since December.
Swansea manager Garry Monk had hoped Michu would be available to face the Italian side at the Liberty Stadium, but he now needs an injection to reduce the swelling.
Meanwhile, midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could return from a hamstring injury, although Monk indicated he won't play the full 90 minutes against Napoli.
Former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admitted he was "confused" by the actions of chairman Huw Jenkins, claiming an agreement had been reached for him to stay at the club before Jenkins changed his mind just hours later:
"...he (Jenkins) says 'thank you very much because you want to help the club'...Later that afternoon (on February 4th)...I receive a mail where it says that due to breach of contract...my deal is terminated...It was just a few hours after we shook hands and, of course, I'm very, very confused."
Although Laudrup was unable to elaborate on the issue due to continuing legal proceedings, the Dane did admit the experience hadn't put him off returning to manage in the Premier League:
"It wouldn't be fair to judge the UK on just this...I would of course like to work again in the Premier League. It would be nice to win more trophies here."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Cardiff have a chance of emulating tomorrow's opponents Wigan by winning the FA Cup.
Solskjaer was speaking ahead of the 5th round clash at Cardiff City Stadium.
In team news, Cardiff are optimistic on loan Man Utd winger Wilfried Zaha will play. The England man was an unused substitute in Utd's defeat to Swansea and so is not cup-tied.
It's also been confirmed Spanish defender Juan Cala will start.
Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to make changes to his side ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup game with Wigan.
Kenwyne Jones and Fabio are cup-tied for for the 5th Round clash, with both players having played for their previous clubs in earlier rounds.
Cardiff are waiting for United to confirm Wilfried Zaha's availability, with the England winger an unused substitute in the Red Devils' third-round defeat to Swansea.
Craig Bellamy will not play due to suspension. Spanish defender Juan Cala could make his debut while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may opt to hand starts to the Norwegian trio of Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller Daehli and Jo Inge Berget.