De Guzman lauds second half display
19th October 2013
Jonathan de Guzman praised his team-mates for their second half performance in Saturday's 4-0 win over Sunderland.
The Swans recorded their first home league win of the campaign in style, despite a goalless first half at the Liberty.
Neither side managed to create any clear-cut chances, but it was a different story after the interval.
Three goals in seven minutes set the Swans on their way, with Chico Flores grabbing his first of the season late on to seal the club's biggest home win since arriving in the Premier League two years ago.
"We're very happy with the win," said de Guzman. "The first half was a bit sloppy with our passing, and we knew we needed to raise the tempo.
"He (Laudrup) just pointed out the small details, such as our movement off the ball. These are things we practice in training and he reminded us of that.
"When you go two goals up you need to stay patient and not give anything away.
"We knew they would want to try and get one back, but we continued to move the ball around well.
"We managed to do that in the second half and got our rewards."
Sunderland arrived at the Liberty with just one point from their opening seven Premier League games.
New boss Gus Poyet was in the dugout for the first time, but he could only watch on as the hosts ran riot in the second period.
The pick of the goals came from de Guzman himself, as the Dutch international curled home a wonderful shot from 25 yards - reminiscent of his goal against Valencia in the Europa League.
"Wayne (Routledge) had the ball on the left and before he had passed it to me I knew what I wanted to do," he said.
"I made sure that my control was good and placed it into the top corner."