Jefferson Montero hails form of Swansea City's Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge
12th September 2014
Jefferson Montero has hailed the form of fellow wingers Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge as the Swans look to maintain their perfect record against Chelsea on Saturday.
Ecuadorian star Montero is yet to start a Barclays Premier League match following his summer move from Mexican club Morelia, with Dyer and Routledge's form keeping them in Garry Monk's first XI for the opening three games.
Dyer has scored three goals in as many matches while Routledge's stunning strike lit up a 3-0 win over West Brom last time out.
Montero has shown glimpses of his own talent, with the pace ace combining with Routledge to set up Gylfi Sigurdsson's winner at Manchester United on the opening day.
Even though he awaits a first league start, Montero insists seeing the club make a perfect start to the campaign is the most important thing.
"I'm happy for them (Dyer and Routledge) because they are doing a fantastic job and the team is the most important thing for me," said Montero, who started all of Ecuador's World Cup matches in Brazil.
"I am learning and enjoying myself. It's not easy coming to the Premier League and playing - I have to learn lots of new things.
"When I arrived here I saw it's a team of lots of internationals. There's lots of competition for places and the team can compete with any team.
"The players work hard and are together which the manager instills in them and the results are there to see.
"It's been a great start. We've won all our games and we are on maximum points. For the team, the city, the people - it's great."
The Swans head to London to take on a Jose Mourinho side that is also boasting three wins from three matches in the top flight.
Last season, the Blues won both fixtures 1-0 but Montero things his new team-mates are capable of only a second league win at Stamford Bridge.
"We are capable of beating any rivals," stated the winger. "Chelsea are one of the best in the league and the world but we are capable of doing it.
"We know we have a great team as we showed in the first game of the season at Manchester United.
"The forwards, the midfield and the defenders are all stars. The manager has told us to be ourselves, play our game and we'll see.
"We know what we can do and how well we can play."