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de Guzman predicts exciting finish

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18:03 7th April 2013

. . . Dutch ace feels Swans will relish remaining six games


Jonathan de Guzman insists the Swans can look forward to an exciting finish to the Barclays Premier League after ending their losing streak on Saturday.
Michael Laudrup’s side picked up a hard-fought point at Carrow Road thanks to Luke Moore’s strike 15 minutes from time to hold Norwich 2-2.
It was a welcomed point for the Swans, who went into the match on the back of defeats to West Brom, Arsenal and Spurs.
And de Guzman feels ending that run means the Swans can now look forward to the remaining six games as they look to finish in the top half.
“That was really important because we needed to bring that bad streak to an end,” said the Dutch international, who teed up Michu for the opening goal of the game.
“It could have gone either way and there was a lot of emotion in the game because they needed the three points and we were so focused on making sure we did not lose.
“You never want to lose but when you have a streak like the one we did it puts that little bit more pressure on you to make sure it doesn’t carry on before it turns into a problem.
 “We felt we could get three points and we were unlucky we didn’t with the way we started and the chances we had.
 “But it was a good feeling not to lose and to stop that run because it gives us the chance to start picking up points again and finish this season strong.”
He added: “We try to play our game every week but when we had a bad run everyone tried to speculate why we weren’t winning and when they see the lack of pressure on us because we’re safe and after winning the cup they think that.
“But we play our game and when you look back at the defeats we still played good football and deserved more.
“We’ve been unlucky but we fought to get the luck back on our side.
“We played some good football in the beginning here but we let them back in with some minor errors and they capitalised on that.
“The fans got behind them again but in the end, with the qualities we have as a side, we know we could get goals.
“And it was great Luke got that goal for us. It’s been a difficult run but we’ve created a little bit more history after getting a first point against Norwich.
“Now we can look forward to a tough but exciting finish to the season.”

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