Swans fully recharged, says Angel
16th February 2013
Angel Rangel insists the Swans head to Liverpool "mentally and physically recharged" after a four-day training camp in Dubai.
After a packed schedule in December and January, the Swans headed out to the United Arab Emirates for some warm-weather training.
Having returned on Thursday, the squad are now preparing for Sunday's visit to Anfield before the Swans take on Bradford City in the Capital One Cup Final a week later.
And Rangel feels the short trip has been the perfect preparation ahead for the squad.
"I think we benefited mentally and physically from the trip. To go away, get some sun, recharge the body and mind has helped us a lot," said the Spaniard, who scored his second goal of the season in the 4-1 home win over QPR last weekend.
"Now we are back for the Liverpool game, and we head there in a great position in the table.
"To go there with 37 points is fantastic. Everyone was so hungry to get the points against QPR, and I think that showed in our performance.
"We take on Liverpool hoping to move onto 40 points.
"Obviously the final is next week, but our focus is solely on Liverpool right now."
There were three amigos on the scoresheet in the Swans' last outing against QPR, with Rangel joined by Pablo Hernandez and Michu in finding the net.
Michu bagged a brace to take his tally to 18 goals in 32 appearances this season, ending a six-game spell without a goal.
And Rangel has hailed his fellow countryman's scoring antics as he continues to set the Barclays Premier League alight.
"He was disappointed with not getting a call up for Spain, and he went six games without a goal," added Rangel. "He wants to show he can score goals, so those two goals were exactly what he needed.
"He is in good form and works very hard - those goals are what he deserved.
"He has made an impact from day one. He is not a surprise any more, but he has the quality to keep scoring.
"He has all the ability to score, but he tackles and fights for the team and has all the characteristics to be one of the top players in the Premier League."