Swansea City striker Michu lays it on the line ahead of Norwich City’s Premier League visit

Swansea City striker Michu ranks Norwich City's Premier League visit on a par with the Swans' League Cup win. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire. Swansea City striker Michu ranks Norwich City's Premier League visit on a par with the Swans' League Cup win. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
6:30 AM

Swansea City’s Spanish striker Michu insists three Premier League points at Norwich City’s expense would be on a par with Wembley League Cup final success against Bradford.

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Michu scored in a 5-0 romp against the Bantams last season to lift the Swans’ first major title in their history during a prolific 22-goal debut campaign. The 28-year-old has recently returned after a long injury lay-off to bolster the Welsh side’s battle to beat the drop and Garry Monk’s squad can overhaul the Canaries with a win at the Liberty Stadium after a morale-boosting midweek draw at Arsenal. Michu made his first start at The Emirates since the corresponding 1-1 league game at Carrow Road in December and the forward is desperate to play his part over the run-in.

“Saturday against Norwich is one we still need to win,” he said. “We have had too many games without a win, we are at home, with our crowd, we need to win. It’s a massive, massive game. For me it’s like the game against Bradford at Wembley, a final we have to win.

“It was good to get that first start and I was very happy to do that. The result was so important for us because a point at the Emirates, against a team fighting for the title is very good. It is the worst feeling for a player when you are out and you cannot help.

“It has been very, very hard, but now I am happy I can help the team do what we want. It hasn’t been a good season for me because of the injuries. Sometimes that is the luck, but now I am very happy because I am back and I am always happiest when I am on the pitch.”

Wilfried Bony has carried the goalscoring burden in Michu’s absence with his 20th of a productive debut season coming against the Gunners. Swans’ team-mate Neil Taylor admits the man labelled a ‘beast’ by his boss Monk has been vital during an inconsistent league campaign.

“He’s a big player for us,” he said. “He’s an outlet and he’s something different that we haven’t had. It’s becoming apparent that we can cross the ball into the box now as a team. You can put it into any area and he just goes and wins it. Wilf’s great in the air and he’s constantly telling us in training all the time to cross the ball more because that’s where he feels he’s best so that’s what we aim to do.”

7 comments

  • No, I subscribe to panpedantry now, Blaff. A defence mechanism. Dubai enjoys the tease, I`m sure, as do you. But these days I don`t generally pedantificate at most people`s errors - unless they`re nasty types, in which case it`s Open Season. As Morrissey might say "You are the Quarry". Rock music for the hunted. It`s a blast!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

  • Let`s hope Swansea, as the home team, are a bit tensed up. Gary Monk has only won 1 of 8 league games in charge and he may be feeling the strain. But Swansea are able to concentrate on the Prem now their European adventure is over. A poisoned chalice, the Europa League, for a club with limited playing resources. I hope we attack them from the outset and not just sit back and try to contain. If we do the latter, we`re bound to concede and the floodgates could open again. We don`t HAVE to lose this game, Chrissy!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Thought your pedantry was reserved for the wijs achterstes, Gek.

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    User Removed

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Dubai, our views have converged as a result of you reducing your daily dosage of Pollyanna Potion, and me increasing mine! OTBC!! (I cannot bring myself to do a sincere IHIT!!!, though) ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Good lord, Brewer & Dubai signing from the same song sheet - whatever next ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Lets hope Swansea are under a bit of pressure, nerves getting to them as Norwich slowly get on top. Once their fans start to get frustrated it will unsettle them. Hopefully City should take full advantage and come back with all 3 points !!

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    Dubai Canary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Just noticed we are both `signing` the song sheet! There, a bit of teasing to balance the books.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

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