Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea City's Record Signing Feeling No Pressure

Swansea City's Record Signing Feeling No Pressure

He may be the club's record signing at £3.5m, but Danny Graham says he's feeling no pressure ahead of the new Premier League season which kicks off for the Swans on August 15th at Manchester City.

The former Watford striker, and last season's Championship top goalscorer sounds like a confident man who has the self belief that he can continue his goalscoring form at the highest level in English football.

The 25 year-old revealed that he turned down the chances of joining either West Brom and QPR to team up again with Brendan Rodgers - having worked with him at Vicarage Road. The Scot told of the manager's enthusiasm and his style of play which attracted him to the Liberty Stadium.

Graham said they'll respect their opponents, but they won't fear anyone:

"We`re being written off and that`s standard for teams who have just come up.

"But that`s not a problem because it was the same for me at Watford last year when we were favourites to go down before a ball was even kicked - but then we surprised everyone and finished mid-table.

"This is a different club and a different division. but we can do the same thing. We will respect teams first and foremost - but we won`t fear them and we will go out there and play the kind of football we do, pass and move like we do. And if we do that we will surprise plenty of teams along the way.

"Sure, it`s going to be tough, but I`m also sure we will survive and shock a few people.

"I can`t wait. I made my debut at Old Trafford when I was younger at Boro and that left a taste in my mouth to get back to places like that.


Despite being Swansea City's record signing and being the main man to deliver the goals for us next season, Graham says he's feeling no pressure.

"Transfer fees are crazy these days so I`m not surprised I`ve become a £3.5m player, if I`m honest,"

"I`ve seen Shane Long linked for £8m so that shows what it`s like now.

"But £3.5m doesn`t bring pressure - £35m like Andy Carroll is pressure.

"I want to score goals and do it in the Premier League and Swansea have given me that chance and I want to repay them.

"I`ve been here before but I wasn`t experienced then - now I`ve come back and I`m not a boy anymore. I`m a man and I`m sure I can do well - and I`m sure the side will surprise."


Swansea City's opening match away at Manchester City will be shown live on Sky Sports, which means the game has been moved back to Monday 15th August at 8pm.

You can't get many tougher opening games than that says Graham, he added:

"It starts at Man City - and that`s a real welcome to the Premier League because there aren`t many bigger tests. They have big players, international players who aren`t just stars but superstars - but that won`t stop us going there to play our own game and go for that result like every game we go into next year.

"And we won`t be going there thinking about the money that their side has cost or who you`re facing or where the likes of me and some of the other lads who have come through the divisions have come from.

"If you do that, you`re fighting a losing battle because we have every right to be there. Yes, you respect the teams we`re up against next season but we are there to do a job and as soon as we cross that line you have to be in the zone about your own game and not who we`re playing - and that means going for three points.




Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday July 17 2011
Time: 10:29AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
hope does the biz 4 us
SwanPaul
17/07/2011 22:21:00
0
In Brendan we trust! He (Danny) will slot in I'm sure can't wait.
acceptable westender
18/07/2011 12:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Pre-Match Stats - Swansea City vs Liverpool

Pre-match stats ahead of Sunday's early kick off as Swansea City host Liverpool as 12pm

Hamstrung Injury News For Swansea City

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Swansea FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Liverpool (1/5/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Liverpool this weekend.

Long Term Plan Needed - Is Rodgers Right Man To Deliver It?

Swansea City are in desperate need of a new long-term plan to take this club forward again, but is former boss Brendan Rodgers the right man to deliver it?

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who do you want as Swansea manager next season?
Suggested By:
Francesco Guidolin37%
Brendan Rodgers21%
Marcelo Bielsa6%
Paul Clement0%
Jorge Sampaoli2%
Frank de Boer22%
Roberto Martinez0%
Lucien Favre0%
Unai Emery2%
Someone else10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 12:45PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W16
2.GThomas8
3.Vital Swansea City4
4.Dennis Downing2
5.paulf0041
6.glasgowjack1