Swansea City’s match against Cardiff City saw them losing 1-0 and not only that but also having to witness one of their goal-scorers Michu being taken off the playing field as he suffered an ankle injury that will leave him unable to play for next 3 or 4 weeks according to the medical staff.
Manager Michael Laudrup confirmed Michu’s injury is worse than originally thought.
“He hasn’t been 100% and now he is out again for maybe three or four weeks,” said Laudrup. He is our top scorer for last year and he has been struggling for the last two, three or four weeks’’.
“He has also been struggling with his knees for many weeks, but he wanted to play anyway. He is one of our important players, and knows with the ankle injury he can get his knees solved as well.”
It was initially believed that Michu was only going to miss out the following 2 matches of Swansea but the injury he sustained was in a much worse condition than originally believed leaving him out of the playing fields for a while longer.
They have to play against Valencia on November 28th hoping to secure a qualification spot for the Europa League which will be accomplished by just claiming a draw in their upcoming matches.
Michu was going through problems with his knee and ankle for the past few weeks but the Spanish player desired to play and so he was added to the main team but was ultimately taken off the pitch as the injury was too much for him to endure.
The Spanish forward was enjoying a sensational time with Swansea City becoming the main star of his team as the goals rely more on him than anyone else of the squad.
Swansea managed to make a fantastic debut in the Europa league after a 3-0 victory over Spanish club Valencia. Valencia are regarded as one of the favourites to win the Europa league given their pedigree in European competitions. They have not only played in the Europa league, but they were regulars in the Champions league only a few years ago. Hence, this victory was extremely special for Swansea apart from giving them a great advantage to qualify from the group as winners. This victory also came at a time when there was a lot of pressure on manager Michael Laudrup.
He spent a lot of money in the summer in order to make the team competitive like they were last season, but early-season results have not been encouraging. The team is in the bottom half of the table after having won only one match out of the four they have played. However, there were good performances from the likes of Wilfried Bony and Michu to suggest that Swansea could still return to form in the Premier league. Jonathan de Guzman scored the winning goal for Swansea in this fantastic victory. Laudrup said that he was extremely pleased with the way his players played against one of the top teams in Europe.
“We dominated the whole game. They had nothing really and we had… another three or four big, huge chances to score. So I’m very pleased. A lot could say that the red card had a huge influence and impact on the game. It is true that it’s more difficult with 10 men rather than 11, but we’ve seen so many times home sides coming back even with one less. I was confident we could do something,” said the manager after the match. Swansea face Crystal Palace during the weekend.