International stars fully focussed on creating Swans history, says Taylor
31st March 2015
After helping Wales move a step closer to qualifying for a major tournament, Neil Taylor insists the focus is now firmly on creating club history at Swansea City.
Taylor starred in the Wales side that sealed a convincing 3-0 win in Israel as Chris Coleman's side moved top of their group in the race for Euro 2016 qualification.
Wales, captained by Swans skipper Ashley Williams, are looking to qualify for their first major tournament since reaching the World Cup in 1958.
Coleman's side have picked up 11 points at the halfway stage of Group A - two points ahead of second-placed Israel and three above Belgium, with the latter two due to play each other tonight (Tuesday) in their game in hand.
But the focus now switches to club level for Taylor, Williams and the rest of the Swans' international contingent, with Hull City next up at the Liberty on Saturday.
Monk's side need just five points to break the club's points record in the Barclays Premier League set during the 2011-12 campaign, and Taylor said the squad are determined to raise the bar in the remaining eight games.
"It's been a great season so far," said the left-back, who has played 31 games in all competitions for the Swans this season.
"The important thing is that we don't taper off like in previous seasons.
"We have a chance to set a new points record for the club in the Premier League, and that is a big incentive for everyone.
"We would be immensely proud to set a new points record, and that's the aim for all of us going into the remaining eight games.
"We should beat it, and with two consecutive home games to come it would be a nice moment if we could set the record at the Liberty in front of our own fans."