Amat's feeling stronger than ever
21st November 2014
Jordi Amat insists he has come back stronger than ever following a knee injury that has sidelined him for the past two months.
The Spanish centre-back missed six games due to the injury sustained during the defeat to Chelsea in mid-September, but returned to first-team action as an unused substitute in the Swans' win over Arsenal prior to the international break.
Amat, who also played in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Cardiff, hopes to feature in Garry Monk's plans as the Swans head to defending Barclays Premier League champions on Saturday.
And the 22-year-old, who has made four appearances this season, revealed extra work at the training ground has helped him come back a stronger player.
"I have worked a lot on strength in the gym - I've done extra sessions to make sure I come back stronger," said Amat.
"The Premier League is obviously a physical league and I feel better for working on these particular areas during my recovery.
"I spoke with Jonny (Northeast) our Sports Science specialist and we set a certain programme to build up my strength. The work I have been doing with him and the physio team really helped my recovery.
"All that paid off as I was on the bench for the Arsenal game which was a great feeling for me, and Leon (Britton) too.
"We had spent a lot of time in the physio room and in the gym together, and we were both really desperate to get back playing and it was great to see Leon get on in the final minutes.
"It was a great result against Arsenal and now we head to Manchester City and hopefully we can both play a part, if not a big part.
"It will be a big challenge for us, but the last few results have given us a lot of confidence to get something from Manchester City."