King of Assists Gylfi Sigurdsson provides royal service for Jack Mag
13th December 2014
Swansea's King of Assists Gylfi Sigurdsson takes centre-stage in this weekend's Jack Magazine as the the Swans host Tottenham Hotspur at the Liberty Stadium (4pm).
In an exclusive interview with the official matchday programme, the Iceland international discusses mileage on the pitch, meeting McIlroy and his stunning start to life back in South Wales.
With eight assists, the Icelandic midfielder, whose forename aptly means 'King' in Nordic, is perched comfortably on his throne when it comes to goals created at the Liberty this season.
But amongst the stunning free-kicks, defence-splitting passes and elegant movement, the 25-year-old's relentless work ethic often goes unnoticed.
"I think our fitness and work rate is down to the way we train, the sports science team, the physios and the masseurs who keep us fit and 100 per cent ready for the game on the weekend," credits the typically modest Sigurdsson.
"I think I've always covered a lot of ground, but it can sometimes depend on the type of game you're playing in.
"For example, against Manchester United, we were holding on to the lead for about 20 minutes, so you need to work hard to defend. In other games, you might not run so much when you're in possession.
"But pressing is a part of how we play, it's always been that way at Swansea. Our defence starts as far up the pitch as possible, so it's up to Wilfried, or whoever is playing up front, and me to press high up to try and win the ball back or to force the opposition into making a mistake."
Also in Sunday's edition of Jack Magazine, Spurs supporter Antony Costa - member of the smash-hit boyband Blue - discusses his long-standing love affair with Tottenham, while former legends of the Vetch Field and White Hart Lane Cliff Jones and Terry Medwin go under the spotlight in 'Foot in Both Camps'.
Meanwhile, former Swan Chris Todd speaks to the matchday programme about his brand new charity single 'Save Me', which is in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, and Jordi Amat dishes the dirt in 'Team-Mates'.
And there's plenty more in store to keep you entertained right up until kick-off in this weekend's jam-packed edition of Jack Magazine, which will be available for £3 on matchday from around the Liberty Stadium, the Club Shop and online.
It will also be available in Slee Stores in Plasmari, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan. Don't miss out.