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Rangel: We Are Getting Better

Rangel: We Are Getting Better

Angel Rangel says Swansea City are starting to improve now after a disappointing start to the season.

We got our first point on the board at home to Reading on Tuesday night after a goalless draw, but it really should have been a win after a dominant performance in the second half.

We opened the season with a 2-1 defeat at Leicester and things got worse the following Saturday when Middlesbrough comfortably beat 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Full back Angel Rangel says the team are now performing a lot better,and if we play like we did against Reading, we'll get a win on Saturday at Coventry:

"Fans have been unhappy and you can understand it,"

"Last year was our first year at this level, but we had such a great season we set very high standards for ourselves.

"They rightly expect us to have had a much better start than we have so far, but it`s been difficult.

"But perhaps they saw on Tuesday, especially in the second half, we are proving that we are getting better.

"We`re still not 100 per cent, but we stepped it up and we created the chances - it was more like Swansea City we are used to.

"The results have been disappointing,"

"And Tuesday was frustrating because we had so many chances. To get the winning goal would have been perfect for us - but I think the performance was important.

"We know we had pressure on us and we needed that performance to get the team and the fans united again and show we can go forward.

"We can be happy with the way we defended because the clean sheet was important after conceding five goals in two games.

"Now we must look to scoring goals - but we know if we can keep doing the same things as we did on Tuesday, we will win at Coventry."


Angel Rangel showed his disappointment in July that he had received no phone call from Roberto Martinez about wanting to sign the right back following his move to Wigan Athletic.

The Spaniard has been one of our best and most consistent performers since joining the club in 2007 and it's been quite a surprise that we haven't had to fend off any interest during the Summer.

While Jason Scotland and Jordi Gomez followed Martinez to Wigan, fortunately for us, Rangel didn't have the opportunity in the Summer to make the step up to the Premier League.



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Date:Thursday August 20 2009
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