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Routledge salutes five-star Swansea

Swansea run rampant in the Europa League again

By | 23rd August 2013
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Swansea winger Wayne Routledge has saluted his club’s performance after the Swans beat Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti 5-1 in the Europa League on Thursday. The 28-year-old winger scored twice for the club during their dominant performance, and believes that it was a great response to the club’s 4-1 loss to Manchester United last Saturday.

“In many ways it was a nice response to last weekend. Everyone was disappointed and wanted to get it out of their heads,” the former English U-21 international said to Swansea’s official site.

“It was nice to win 5-1 – it gives us a great platform out there to hopefully get the second part of the job done.”

Swansea’s victory brings the club one-step closer to the Europa League group stage, and they can seal their entrance next week with another strong performance. The winger was also happy with his brace, his first goals since last year’s New Year’s Day, when the side played out a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa.

“I was happy with my two goals. The first was about hitting the target – it was a great ball from Jonjo. The second was a great ball from Pablo – he picked me out at the back post,” the attacker continued to Swansea’s official site.

The attacker also stated that he was looking forward to Swansea’s Sunday match against Spurs, and believes Thursday’s victory will help the club in their second Premier League tilt.

“That was a decent performance and we can look forward to Sunday now,” he added to Swansea’s official site.

“It’s another tough game for us but this result certainly gives us confidence going into that game.”

Routledge joined Swansea in a summer switch from Newcastle back in 2011, signing a three-year deal with the club. The attacker had spent half the previous season on loan with Championship side QPR, and half with the Magpies before moving to the Swans the next summer. Since joining the club, the attacker has been a key player for the squad, appearing in 64 Premier League matches while scoring six times.

Swansea face Spurs on Sunday at White Hart Lane, looking for their first Premier League points of the season.



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