Bessone tips Swans for top six place
3rd June 2015
Former Swans defender Fede Bessone has tipped the club to challenge for a top six place in the Barclays Premier League next season.
The Swans broke a number of club records in 2014-15 on their way to an eighth-place finish in the top-flight - their highest standing since winning promotion four years ago.
Garry Monk's side notched up league doubles over the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal on their way to 16 victories - five better than the previous campaign.
And Bessone - who was back at the Liberty Stadium for the recent SwansAid celebrity match - believes the Swans can go one better next season.
"I'm so happy for the club and for Garry," he said. "What Swansea achieved last season was unbelievable and they have got what they deserved after all the hard work that has gone in.
"It's always difficult to do better, especially in the Premier League. The big teams will spend money, they will get good players but I think Swansea will be fighting for the top six next season. Hopefully they can achieve that and get into the Europa League."
Bessone was joined by fellow former Swans stars Andy Robinson, Lee Trundle and Guillem Bauza in the SwansAid charity match.
The 31-year-old, who made 42 appearances during two spells at the Liberty Stadium, also reserved praise for fellow countryman Federico Fernandez, with the Argentina international enjoying a fine debut season in English football after his switch from Napoli.
However, it wasn't after a little help from Bessone himself.
"When Fede arrived at the beginning of the season he couldn't speak much English, but I was here at the time so I helped him," he said.
"It was the same for me when I first arrived in Swansea - i couldn't speak English and my team-mates helped me a lot, so I tried to do the same with him.
"But the way he performed last season was unreal. It's not easy when you arrive in a new country with a new team, but I'm delighted that he settled in so quickly and performed the way he did."