Michu wants goal finale

19th May 2013

Michu is aiming to end the season just how he started it - by finding the back of the net against Fulham this afternoon (4pm).
The Spaniard has enjoyed a remarkable debut season at the Liberty Stadium, scoring 22 goals in all competitions as Michael Laudrup's side guaranteed a top-ten finish in the Barclays Premier League.
Two of those goals came on the opening day of the season against Queens Park Rangers and with Fulham visiting the Liberty today, the club's top scorer is hoping to end the campaign as he started.
"It has been a very good year for me," he said. "We now need to win today and try and finish eighth if we can.
"But it hasn't just been a good season for me; it has been great or the whole club.
"We managed to win the first trophy in the club's history and it is important that we try and finish the season on a high.
"I'll be trying to score like always, but the most important thing for me is that the team wins.
"We want to get the victory for the fans as well because they have been great this season.
"Without them, much of this would have been impossible and we are extremely grateful for their contribution."
Michu has proved to be one of the signings of the season since his £2million move from Rayo Vallecano last summer, and it came as no surprise that he grabbed the headlines at the club's end of season awards night.
The Spaniard scooped four trophies in total, including the Players' Player of the Year gong.
And he paid tribute to his team-mates for the part they have played in what has been a terrific season.
"It was a great night for me," he said. "I'm very happy with all the awards and it was a wonderful night for everyone who was here.
"This is the first time I've ever won a player of the year award in my life so I'm very happy
"For me, the Players' Player of the Year trophy is the one to win. If your team-mates think that you are an important part of the team then it is a great feeling. They have all played their part in our success this season."
"But I must also dedicate the award to family and my friends because without them none of this would be possible.
"It is special for my dad who has flown over from Spain for most games. He will be coming to see me against Fulham today and has given me so much support. He's had to travel a lot since I've been at Swansea, but he really likes the club. And when he's not here I miss him. He's always been close to me and supported me throughout my career.
"It is nice now to win this because when I arrived here, I was a little bit nervous.
"When you come to a place you don't know, you never know what's going to happen.
"The manager also showed he believed in me when he signed me in the summer, and I want to say thank you to him as well. He's always given me the chance to play, so I owe him a big thank you."