Rangel delighted with first league start

4th October 2015

Angel Rangel was pleased with a hard-earned point and his first league start of the season against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Swans were held to a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium as Christian Eriksen twice pegged Garry Monk's side back after an Andre Ayew goal and a Harry Kane own goal had edged the Swans in front.

Rangel, who came in to replace the absent Kyle Naughton, returned to the first-team line-up for the first time in the Premier League since last season's 1-0 victory at Arsenal in May, and seamlessly slotted in at right-back.

"I am delighted with the start," said Rangel. "Sometimes it is difficult, but I just try to stay as fit as possible and be ready for when my chance comes and do my best.

"It was an entertaining game. There were plenty of goals and plenty of chances.

"It was a difficult game, but I think our performance was up there. Maybe not our best in terms of passing and keeping the ball, but we worked hard and competed well.

"They are top six side with so many great players, but it could have gone either way.

"After the last few results, I think the most important thing was to respond and show our fans that we wanted to win the game.

"Unfortunately it was just a point, but it's something we will build on.

"The next game is vital for us. If we can three points against Stoke, this point will have been a good point."