Rangel praises Spanish impact

Angel Rangel has praised the influence of his fellow Spanish team-mates after an impressive season for Swansea.

Last Updated: 18/06/13 at 18:31 Post Comment

Angel Rangel: Hailed influence of Spanish players in Swansea squad

Angel Rangel: Hailed influence of Spanish players in Swansea squad

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Pablo Hernandez, Chico Flores and Michu helped lead Michael Laudrup's men to a ninth-place finish and a first major trophy via the Capital One Cup in the 2012/13 campaign.

And Rangel, who has made over 250 appearances for Swansea, paid a glowing tribute to his fellow countrymen.

"It has been a pleasure to play with them. On the pitch they are top players, and off the pitch they are a very good group of lads," said Rangel.

"The Spanish influence at the club has been very important in the club's success, going back to when Roberto (Martinez) was here as a player.

"It's great to see Swansea City having such a strong connection with Spain.

"I'm really enjoying it here and the other Spanish lads feel very comfortable and settled here. We spend quite a lot of time together."

Rangel, who joined the Welsh outfit in 2007, added that Michu proved a vital key to the success of the team last season.

"Michu affects you not just in terms of his goals, but it's also his workrate on and off the ball. He goes for it 100 per cent - he is not afraid of anything," added the 30-year-old.

"When you see a player like that, it motivates you even more. It's great to see the passion he has."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

FA chairman Greg Dyke says Sepp Blatter "has to go".

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke insists that "Sepp Blatter has to go as FIFA president".

Jack Warner has been arrested and bailed in Trinidad

Jack Warner has been arrested and will be released on bail in Trinidad and Tobago as part of the FIFA investigation.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter welcomes US investigations

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has issued a statement welcoming investigations by US and Swiss authorities

Mail Box

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company