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No pain, no gain for Michu

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12:01 20th December 2012

. . . Spanish star will continue putting his body on line for Swans


Swans hotshot Michu has vowed to put his body on the line once again this Sunday despite his hefty collision with Tottenham keeper Hugh Lloris last weekend.
The Spaniard was left lying motionless on the floor after coming off second best in his pursuit of a ball into the Spurs penalty area.
Lloris unintentionally caught Michu in the head after clearing the ball with his fist, before the 26-year-old landed heavily on his back.
The Swans physio team immediately came to Michu’s aid, with the popular Swans midfielder now having fully recovered from the incident.
But he’d happily go through the pain barrier once again this Sunday when Sir Alex Ferguson’s league leaders visit SA1 in what should be another enthralling Barclays Premier League encounter.
“It was a big collision between me and Lloris,” explained Michu. “We both went after the ball and it was unfortunate for me that he just got there first.
“I was in pain – I had a headache until Tuesday – but it was no-one’s fault.
“I am a player who wants to win the ball and if that means getting hurt in the process then that’s fine.
“If the opportunity arises again this Sunday against Manchester United, I will go through it again – I won’t be pulling out of any challenge like that because I want to score for my team.”
This Sunday’s clash could see the two joint-top scorers in the league going head-to-head.
Michu and United’s Robin van Persie currently top the lot with 12 league goals each.
But the Swans’ leading scorer is more concerned about talking results rather than individual issues.
“We have lost two league games in a row now and, although Manchester United are a massive club, we need to pick up points,” added the former Rayo Vallecano star.
“They have great players, but so do the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle and Arsenal. We managed to beat them, so we can take confidence from that.
“It will be a great occasion again on Sunday. I love the atmosphere the supporters always create at both home and away games.
“To hear them signing in full voice at our home stadium will really give the team a boost.”

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