. . . Tiendalli hails talent within squad
Dwight Tiendalli has hailed the “great mix” of talent at Swansea City as he looks to get more Barclays Premier League minutes under his belt.
The Dutch defender made his first top-flight start for the Swans in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Tiendalli, who joined the Swans as a free agent in September until the end of the season, impressed at right-back as he was included in Michael Laudrup’s starting XI after Angel Rangel was ruled out with a calf injury.
It ticks another box for the 27-year-old after he made his first Premier League appearance in the 2-0 win at Arsenal earlier this month.
And Tiendalli, who won the Eredivisie with Utrecht in 2010, admits he is loving his time in SA1.
"Swansea are a good club, a family club, everybody helps each other,” said the full-back, who was named in the team of the tournament at the Euro U21s Championships in 2006.
"We have a great squad, great lads and a nice mix.
"Everyone is doing well. If one player is injured someone else comes in and does a job.
"If you don't get in the 11 you have to train hard and then perform in the minutes you have.
"That keeps all the lads sharp.
"Everybody sitting on the bench wants to play, and of course I want to play Premier League games.
"The Premier League is the best competition in the world in my opinion.
"Swansea are the best team I've played in. We have a great mix of players — Spanish, English, Dutch and local lads. It fits together.”