Kristoffer Nordfeldt excited for Premier League debut
13th May 2016
Kristoffer Nordfeldt is eagerly anticipating his Barclays Premier League debut when the Swans face Manchester City on Sunday.
The Swans host the Citizens at the Liberty Stadium in the final fixture of their Premier League campaign as Francesco Guidolin's side aim to finish the 2015-16 season on a high.
Nordfeldt is set to make his first appearance for the Swans since the club's FA Cup tie against Oxford United in January, replacing Lukasz Fabianski in between the sticks.
And the Swedish goalkeeper is hoping that he can help the Swans achieve a top ten finish by sealing the club's fifth successive home victory this weekend.
"I'm really looking forward to it," said Nordfeldt. "I've waited a long time to make it, so I'm happy that the day for my Premier League debut is coming closer and closer.
"I knew before the West Ham game that I was going to get the chance to play in the last game of the season, and I'm raring to go.
"Manchester City have had a long season, with all the competitions they have been involved in, so they might be a little tired. But they have got a lot to play for, so I think they will be doing everything to be at their best on Sunday.
"If we win, we can still finish in the top ten, which would be amazing if you look back at the season we have had.
"I want to play a good game for Swansea because we want to finish this season on a high. I am going to enjoy it."
Due to the consistent performances of Fabianski, Nordfeldt has found first-team opportunities hard to come by this season.
But whilst unable have such an impact on the pitch, he has been doing everything he can to be a positive influence off it.
"It's been frustrating not playing," he added. "I've played more or less every game for the last eight seasons, so it has been a new thing for me to sit on the sideline.
"It's tough because when you are not playing it is difficult to have an influence, but you have to try and contribute with something else.
"If you look at how the season has unfolded, I had to put myself to the side a bit and help support the team to ensure we stayed in the Premier League.
"Lukasz (Fabianski) has been really good with me, and I have tried to support him and push him to play better as much as possible."