A perfect ten, says Angel
8th February 2014
Angel Rangel toasted a "perfect ten" performance as the Swans claimed derby bragging rights against Cardiff City.
Three second-half goals from Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony sent the Swans on their way to a 3-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium as Garry Monk started his reign as head coach on a winning note.
This result avenged the 1-0 defeat in Cardiff last November, with the Swans moving up to tenth and four points clear of third-bottom West Brom.
And Rangel had high praise for a performance which he felt was perfect.
"Overall it was ten out of ten. We kept a cleansheet, we passed the ball around really well and scored three goals," said the Spaniard.
"Garry has done a great job this week, and we have shown great spirit, togetherness and pride.
"He made us play with a high tempo - on and off the ball - and I think the most important thing was to get the first goal.
"It's a difficult league, and you can't take any team for granted, and this was a vital game for us to win.
"But good teams get a result when they are really under pressure, and that performance said a lot about this team.
"We will have to keep working hard and show our qualities for the rest of the season. That's the aim."
He added: "I'm sure the fans enjoyed the football we played, and more so the result.
"Derby matches are always passionate and your adrenaline is high. The atmosphere was amazing and the fans were superb to us.
"So to get the win for them was very satisfying."