Performance a perfect ten, says Leon

10th July 2013

Leon Britton hailed Swansea City's ruthless ten-goal performance against Haaglandia as Michael Laudrup's side maintained their 100 per cent record in Holland.
The Swans scored five in each period, with Rory Donnelly claimed a nine-minute hat-trick in the second half, as they brushed third-tier side Haaglandia aside with an emphatic performance.
Michu also scored twice while Jonjo Shelvey, Angel Rangel, Nathan Dyer, Pablo Hernandez and Kenji Gorre completed the scoring in a game rearranged due to the cancellation of the original friendly with NAC Breda.
It means the Swans go into their final Dutch tour fixture with ADO Den Haag with three victories which have included 17 goals scored and just one conceded.
And Britton, who featured in the first half against Haaglandia, said: "Scoring ten goals is a good thing. The majority of us got 45 minutes under our belts, so it was a good exercise in terms of fitness.
"It's nice for the lads at the top end of the pitch to get on the scoresheet. We are all really pleased to see Rory come on and get a hat-trick.
"The tour has been good for us. It's good to come away on tour - it allows the new players to bed in.
"It's a lot of training and games, so it's ensuring we are ready for the start of the season.
"But Saturday will be a bigger test for us and it's a good way to end our time here. They are in the top division, so it will be our toughest game of the tour."
The tour has also proved tough for the squad, with double sessions planned each day.
But Britton insists the whole squad is giving everything as the Swans prepare for a busy campaign which will also include Europa League commitments.
"It's hard graft. That's what pre-season is about - there's no easy way to get fit," said the midfielder.
"But the boys have stuck to their fitness programmes over the summer, so we are in good condition.
"It was pretty tough going the other day, though, as we had 6x1000m runs in training. If you have legs the size of mine then you feel it - I do twice as much running than someone with long legs like Michu!"
With Saturday's match against ADO Den Haag at the Kyocera Stadion completing the tour, the Swans are hoping to sign off with a fourth consecutive win on Dutch soil.
And Britton is relishing the opportunity of going up against the Eredivisie side.
"We have a good relationship with Den Haag. They are in the top division, so it will be a much sterner test than what we have had so far," he added.
"But we need that step up in opposition because the Europa League is only a few weeks away, and we need to be ready."