Today's media round-up

25th March 2013

With the international break into it's second week, Jonathan de Guzman reflected on his competitive debut for Holland, while Spanish football expert Guillem Balague tips Michu for a call-up to the Spain squad. In other news, Huw Jenkins believes the club can continue to grow following another fine season in the Barclays Premier League.

Guillem Balague: Michu 'on verge' of Spain call-up
Michu is on the verge of a call-up to Spain's senior squad for the first time, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. 
Writing on his personal website, Balague said: "A lot of people in Spain have been paying attention to Swansea and Del Bosque has been to watch them play. Michu, in particular, is on the verge of his first call-up.
"I said last summer that he would turn out to be one of the signings of the season, and I was amazed that there weren't offers from other clubs. I think it's a matter of time before he wins his first cap."
Balague was also quick to praise the rest of Swansea's Spanish contingent. 
"Chico (Flores) has been another good signing. There aren't that many good Spanish centre-backs around, but Swansea have found one.
"Pablo (Hernandez) has already shown that he is a brilliant player who can play between the lines, and he will only get better when he becomes a little more consistent."
"Rangel (Angel) is not so well known in Spain. Like Roberto Martinez, who signed him for Swansea, he is essentially a Spanish-born British player. He was brought up with Spanish coaches, so he has the technique and understanding of the way Swansea want to play, and he has also adapted to the physicality of British football."

South Wales Evening Post
Tiendalli hopes for Netherlands chance

Dwight Tiendalli has revealed he came close to a call-up to the Netherlands squad.
The former Under-21 international is yet to be selected to represent his country at senior level, but remains hopeful he could join teammates Michel Vorm and Jonathan De Guzman in the future. 
Netherlands' assistant manager, Danny Blind, travelled to watch Swansea's Dutch contingent in January. Tiendalli enjoyed a run of games during December and January but he didn't make it off the bench against Stoke City - the match Blind saw. 
Tiendalli missed out on the squad for Netherlands' World Cup Qualifiers against Estonia and Romania, but he remains hopeful of a call-up in the future. 
"He (Blind) said to me that they were looking at me and they were satisfied with what they were seeing at the time. But when they came over it was unlucky that I didn't play."
"I have never been in the senior Netherlands squad, and it would be a huge thing for me. We will see if the chance will come in the future. I know what I can do so we will see."

Sky Sports
De Guzman wants City stay

Jonathan De Guzman is hoping to extend his stay at Swansea City after making his first competitive appearance for the Netherlands in the 3-0 win over Estonia.
The 25 year-old has impressed during his loan spell at the club, earning him his first appearance in a friendly against Italy last month. 
But De Guzman puts his call-up down to his form with Swansea, and says he wants to stay.
"Due to my foot injury, and the many changes of clubs, I was off the radar. But it was worth waiting for," he said. "I don't want to wander again. I hope I can bind myself for a couple of seasons to one place and, if it's up to me, that would be Swansea."

South Wales Evening Post
Huw Jenkins: We can keep progressing

Huw Jenkins says Swansea can continue the progress made under Michael Laudrup.
After securing the Capital One Cup, a top-half Premier League finish is looking likely, but Jenkins says the new financial regulations will work in Swansea's favour. 
"When you look at trying to challenge further, or even just sustaining the level we are at, we know it's going to be a difficult ask," he said.
"The new financial fair play rules will help us - they will work in our favour. We have achieved everything against the odds, and there's no reason why we can't strive to continue to do that."

South Wales Evening Post
Wieghorst concentrating on assisting Laudrup

Morten Wieghorst says he's concentrating on assisting Michael Laudrup amid speculation he could replace Laudrup in the future.
The former Nordsjaelland and Danish Under-21 manager admitted he would like to become a manager again, but not just yet.
"Right now I am really enjoying being the assistant coach at Swansea and I'm concentrating on doing my best here," he said.
 "I am not saying I am not going to go back into management. I think I will do that at some stage, but not right now. I am not thinking that far ahead, to be honest."