Date:Tuesday November 9 2010
Joe Allen says regular first team football is helping him to improve his game, as he talks about the 'perfect time' he's had at the club so far.
The young midfielder has shown great promise and potential in recent years and despite playing under his fourth manager now at the Swans, he has continually impressed each and convinced them that he's first team quality.
Already this season, Allen is a regular in the side and has put in some superb man of the match performances, impressing again on Sunday as we beat Cardiff City 1-0 in the South Wales derby.
'This is probably the longest run in the team I've had here and I think it's really helping me improve,'
A good run is helping my confidence, my belief, my match fitness and a number of other things.
'It's been perfect for me at Swansea. The last few years have been ideal.
'The players and managers have been so good with me.
'The experienced players in the squad have spoken to me a lot and given me some excellent advice.
'The managers I've worked under already have been superb with me. They've helped me progress as a player and I'd like to think there's more to come from me — both for club and country.
'I feel that I am deserving of my place in the team, and to be involved in a game as big as Cardiff is something that really helps my confidence.'
Speaking about the win against Cardiff, Allen said:
'To win at Cardiff means a lot to the players — you could see that with the celebrations at the end,'
'It's great for the squad and management, but it's something the supporters won't forget any time soon.
'To go to Cardiff and control the game in the way we did was very satisfying.
'You can't help thinking it's only a one-goal lead and they could go and score late on like they have done in the past two games in Cardiff.
'But we were really solid and I don't think anyone could say that we didn't deserve it.'
'We've gone to one of the clubs that everyone is tipping to go up and won convincingly,' he said.
'It's a sign of intent that we can stand up to the best in the division and win at their place.
'The job for us now is to keep putting performances and results like that together. If we do that then who knows?
'It's too early to be talking about promotion and stuff like that, but we are a confident squad and we know our quality.'
Date:Tuesday November 9 2010
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