Today's media round-up
15th May 2013
Today's media round-up includes interviews with Alan Curtis and Dwight Tiendalli.
Curt hails the current crop of Swans, insisting they have surpassed the success of John Toshack's side from the early 1980s, while Dutch defender Tiendalli comments on his future at the club.
South Wales Evening Post
Curtis: Laudrup's Swans have outdone Toshack team
Alan Curtis reckons Swansea City's current crop have eclipsed John Toshack's heroes of the early 1980s.
Toshack's class of '82 famously pushed for the Division One title before a late-season slump saw them end that campaign in sixth.
Michael Laudrup's side, meanwhile, are hoping to secure an eight-place Premier League finish by beating Fulham this weekend.
And with the Capital One Cup already in the bag, Curtis believes this season will go down as Swansea's finest yet in more than a century of history.
"The Premier League is a world away from the old First Division," said Curtis, a star player in the Toshack era and now Swansea's first-team coach.
"And when you add in the fact that we have won a trophy, I would say this has to go down as our best season."
Swans to hold contract talks with Dutch defender Tiendalli
Swansea City will hold contract talks with their Dutch full-back Dwight Tiendalli this week.
The 27-year-old's one-season deal is up soon and Tiendalli said last month that he did not expect to be staying at Swansea beyond the end of the current campaign.
But Tiendalli - who made his 21st Swans appearance in Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Manchester United - has now hinted that he could stay at the Liberty Stadium.
"Me and the club are going to talk about the future and we will see where it ends," said the Surinam-born former Netherlands Under-21 cap.
"We're going to talk this week. It's not just about the last couple of weeks - it's about all the games.
"I have a feeling I did my job well and we will see what happens.
"Of course I want to stay. I like Swansea. I've enjoyed the season very much.
"I like the squad and we play good football.
"Playing in Europe is an attraction because I've played a lot of games in the Europa League," he said.
"For Swansea this is the next step. It will be a good experience for the players.
"My best Europa League memory was getting into the quarter-finals against Villarreal with Twente (in 2011) and we can do as well because we have good players.
"As long as we play at 100 per cent and keep faith in ourselves, we can do a lot."