Emnes enjoying Swans spell

8th March 2014

Marvin Emnes admits he is loving life as a Swansea City player since making his return to the Liberty on loan in January.

The 25-year-old attacker joined the Swans from Middlesbrough on deadline day of the Winter transfer window in a loan deal that will see him remain at the Liberty until the end of the season.

Emnes, who has already featured for Garry Monk's side in the Premier League and the Europa League since his return, previously impressed in South Wales on a one-month loan during the 2010-11 campaign, which included two goals in the four appearances.

And, much like his last stint with the Swans, the Dutchman is enjoying another spell in SA1.

"I've enjoyed myself," declared the former Sparta Rotterdam star. "I have players around me who want to play good football, which makes it much easier for myself.

"It was exactly the same during the last time I was here. We play good football, we create a lot of chances. It's the type of football I like to play. 

"Over the years, the club has grown a lot and have brought in better players.

"When I first came here, I played with Garry Monk. This time, he is the head coach. 

"With the situation of the change of manager, he just told me I had nothing to worry about and to just show what I can do.

"I think it's good when a manager speaks to you. He talks a lot with the players about what he wants us to do and how we can improve. It really helps with a manager like that.

"From the minute I got here, I felt I had the support of the team. We win, lose and draw together. 

"We have ten games left, and the only thing on our minds is to get as many points as we can to make sure we stay in the Premier League."

The Dutchman made his first appearance on his return for the Swans in their 3-0 victory over rivals Cardiff at the Liberty on Saturday, February 8.  

The Welsh derby is a game Emnes is well accustomed to, having struck the winner against the Bluebirds in a 1-0 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium in 2011.

And Emnes felt that the derby fixture was a special way to kick-off his second spell with the Swans.

"It was a big game and the crowd were so loud," added Emnes. "Obviously it was great to have my first start in the Premier League in that game.

"I remember when I last played, and I didn't realise just how big the derby was. It was great to be involved in a game that is so important to the fans."