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Swans manager’s goal is Premiership success

Michael Laudrup states his main goal is to have success in the Prem

By | 8th August 2013
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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is on the verge of securing a third qualifying round Europa League victory against Swedish side Malmo but the manager has spoken out to say that for him and his club, success in the Premier League is the ultimate target. The Swans finished ninth in the Premiership last year, surprising many after their eleventh place finish the year before.

Even though the club took down Malmo 4-0 in the first leg of the Europa League and look certain to move to the next round, Laudrup let it be known that the main objective is to finish high in the Premiership table.

“Success for us this season will be to consolidate as a mid-table side in the Premier League,” Laudrup said, according to the Daily Star.

“That would be fantastic, for a third consecutive year. It’s not easy because the teams below us last season have invested hard as they want to go up the table.

“Newcastle, West Ham and Southampton, among others, want to do that. We have the other competitions – the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League – and we will just have to take them step by step.

“But the main thing for me is the Premier League.”

Swansea have made several strong additions to their club this year, including former Liverpool central midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and dangerous Ivorian attacker Wilfried Bony. With the addition of those two players, a strong back four that features captain Ashley Williams, and electric forward Michu up top, the side look to be as lethal as any club trying to finish in the top 10.

Swansea will need to be ready for the start of the season as they play their first Premier League match against current title holders Manchester United before facing off against Tottenham, Liverpool, and Arsenal within their next five matches.

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