Michu feeling at home
New signing enjoying Spanish style at Swansea
Last Updated: September 18, 2012 2:40pm
Michu: Settling in to life at Swansea thanks to Spanish style
Swansea new-boy Michu says he has had little trouble adapting to life at the Premier League club because manager Michael Laudrup has the side playing like Barcelona.
The former Celta Vigo star is showing signs of being one of the captures of the summer after scoring four goals in his four Premier League outings since his £2million arrival from Rayo Vallecano.
Suggestions had previously surfaced the attacking midfielder could have trouble adjusting to the physicality of the English top-flight after playing in Spain.
But 26-year-old Michu feels perfectly at home in a Swansea side that also includes Spanish compatriots Chico Flores, Angel Rangel and Pablo Hernandez.
He said: "The workouts are similar to what I was doing in Spain because Laudrup is more or less the same as he when he was in charge at Getafe or Mallorca.
"It is true that the rivals are more physical. But to play in Swansea you do not need much physical work because we want to play like Barca.
"We've been called the Swansea Spanish and the Spanish Armada, the usual sort of stuff.
"But much quality has come from our country. Swansea is a family club which was in the third level four or five years ago and is now competing with the best teams in the country and most of the world."