Danny Graham has hailed Swansea City’s tour of America, insisting it has been “hugely beneficial” to the club’s Premier League preparations.
The Swans pulled the curtains down on their 12-day tour with a 2-2 draw against MLS Western Conference leaders San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday night.
Following a defeat at Colorado Rapids in the opening game before sealing a 1-0 win over Ventura County Fusion, the Swans head back to Wales on Wednesday on the back of a thrilling stalemate with the Earthquakes at the Buck Shaw Stadium.
Graham, who opened the scoring against the Earthquakes, said: “The tour has been very beneficial. The game against Colorado was really hard with the high altitude.
“But we have built on our match fitness throughout the tour, and that’s great news for us.
“We are getting used to the way the new guys like Chico, Michu and Jonathan de Guzman play, and vice versa – which is very important.
“Chico put in a good performance alongside Ash against the Earthquakes, while I thought Michu was excellent too.
“So we head back home with a lot of positives.”
Despite leading 2-0 against the Earthquakes thanks to strikes from Graham and Chico, the Swans were pegged back with two goals in the last ten minutes by Steven Lenhart.
While victory was snatched away, Graham remained in positive mood.
“It was disappointing to concede the goals at the end, but the most important thing was getting match fitness.
“We are three games into our pre-season and we haven’t played a full game yet.
“There were a lot of positives to come from this performance. We started well, played more compact and created more chances.
“We want to keep building in the friendlies with Blackpool and Stuttgart to ensure we are ready for the start of the season.”
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