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Swansea Midfielder Vows To Fight For Place: A Much Needed Boost For The Relegation Threatened Club

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Diptanil Roy
Diptanil used to be a columnist of The 4th Official. Knows German and not afraid to use it on you.

The adventure of the Premier League is followed worldwide. A fast tempo of football, hard and crunching tackles, a fancy for the spectacular and a habit of producing drama as good as the best-scripted shows in the world has seen this league become the most followed competition in the world of football.

This league has produced stars and teams that have excelled and succeeded beyond anyone’s imagination. Leicester’s fairytale win in the 2015-16 season left the world stunned but more importantly gave birth to a hope for all competing sides in the league that the coveted Premier League trophy is not out of anyone’s reach.

It was this drive of passion that allowed the lesser clubs (in comparison to the big boys like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, etc) to build teams in a better fashion and with more quality to fight in the Premier League.

One such signing was the arrival of Roque Mesa from Las Palmas. The 28-year old midfielder arrived to Swansea City from La Liga this summer in an eleven million pound deal. His signature was a highlighted move as he was a popular player in the La Liga having recorded statistics of a 91.4 percent pass completion rate, the fourth best in a league constituting of the likes of Isco, Iniesta, Modric and many other stalwarts.

However, things have not exactly gone to plan for the Spanish midfielder. He has barely featured for Paul Clement’s side this season and has only played 133 minutes of Premier League action besides the three Carabao Cup matches.

It is not exactly the signing they were hoping for, having spent such a huge amount on him. His frustrating time at Swansea has compounded on the club’s misery, who are currently in the 19th spot in the table, two points off the safety zone and fighting relegation.

Last month, Mesa spoke out about his depressing spell at the club. He said that he would need to reassess his situation at the club in January if things do not improve. This prompted a rumour linking him back with a move to his old club Las Palmas.

However, it seems now that Mesa has put his misery in the past and is ready to fight for a place in the side.

“I’m pretty calm, it’s not the first time I have no continuity,” Mesa told Canarias Radio.

“I know that working will get me the minutes I need, my situation will change. I know how this works. I think the adaptation period to Swansea has already happened, this is football, but I am ready to count on minutes.”

“I have a personal trainer with whom I prepare in the afternoons, I respect the decision of the coach on the 11 who play. I spoke with Clement not long ago and he told me he was counting on me.”

It is good news for the Swans that the talented midfielder is ready to fight his way through and they would be hoping that he would get his old form back as Swansea could do with a good midfielder right now given their current predicament in the league.

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