Monday, August 12, 2013

Neil Taylor confident Swansea has a 'top-10 squad'

After blitzing their way through preseason and advancing in the Europa League, the Swans left back is excited about the potential of Michael Laudrup's side for 2013-14
Swansea City defender Neil Taylor has tipped Michael Laudrup's team for another top-10 finish this season.

The Welsh side has enjoyed a hugely successful preseason in which it won all of its seven friendlies as well as earning a place in the Europa League playoff with a 4-0 aggregate win over Malmo.

Laudrup helped Swansea finish ninth last term in only its second campaign in the Premier League and Taylor believes that the depth of the Dane's squad gives the club big advantage over their rivals.

"We've got a top-10 squad," the Welsh defender told the South Wales Evening Post. "This is such a strong squad — I'd say it is up there in the top half of the Premier League because, if a man comes out, you can be comfortable with whoever comes in.

"We've probably got another XI, really. You saw in the two European games that Garry Monk didn't appear - and when has he ever let the club down when he's played? That shows how highly rated our team should be at the moment."