Rangel: It's been emotional

13th May 2018
First team

Angel Rangel admits it has been an emotional week as his 11-year spell with Swansea City came to an end.

The skipper made his 374th and final appearance for the club as he captained the side in their 2-1 defeat against Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium.

The announcement that Rangel would be leaving the Swans was met with endless good luck messages to one of the club’s greatest players.

And the 35-year-old, who experienced two promotions and League Cup success during his time in SA1, was overwhelmed by the support of the Jack Army as he stepped onto the field one final time at the Liberty.

“It has been an emotional week full of ups and downs,” he said. “All my tears have come from looking at the messages from all the fans.

“It has been difficult for me over the past two or three years because of not playing so much and I lost my confidence. But seeing the reaction of the fans make me realise how important I have been to this club.

“I’m going to take lots of great memories thanks to the club, fans and people around the city. I can call them all family now.”