Huw hails Michu's Spain call-up
7th October 2013
Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins has hailed Michu's call-up by world champions Spain as a massive achievement for both player and club.
The Swans star's inclusion was confirmed on Sunday night following the Barclays Premier League defeat at Southampton.
Michu will join up with Vincent Del Bosque's team for their remaining World Cup qualifiers against Belarus in Majorca on Friday and Georgia in Albacete three days later.
The 27-year-old, who scooped four awards at the club's awards night following a spectacular debut season at the Liberty, has continued his fine form this term with five goals in 13 games.
And his international call-up has been hugely welcomed at the Liberty.
"As a club we are delighted he has got the call-up for Spain," said Huw.
"It is fantastic that he has been included in the Spanish squad because of his performances with Swansea in the Premier League.
"It is a massive compliment and achievement for Michu and Swansea City that he has been called up by the current European and world champions.
"It is not an easy squad to break into, but his commitment, work-rate and level of performance since he joined us has been first class.
"He enjoyed a successful first year with us and he has continued his form into this season, which is great to see.
"We are looking forward to seeing him continue his success here at Swansea in the Premier League and hopefully with Spain at international level."
Following his Spain call-up, Michu revealed his delight at earning international recognition.
He said: "Every Spanish footballer dreams of this and it's so difficult. Few people can wear the shirt of the best team in the world.
"There are a lot of players missing, but there are great players in the squad. Let's see if fortune is with me and I can play, although I'm already grateful to be called up.
"It's the maximum to which a footballer can aspire. The national team is the best in the world - it's a privilege
"I'm enjoying it like a kid, these are the best players in the world and it will be complicated, but I'll try to take advantage of the opportunity."