Swansea’s Leon Britton: Win against Sunderland would give us some breathing room

first_img “This is right up there with anything going back over a number of years,” Britton said. “We have never really been close to relegation – we have always had a little gap. But right now we are halfway through the season and one place above the drop. “It is dangerous and your home games against sides who are below you and want to catch you are massive. A win would give us some breathing room.” Britton’s time at Swansea seemed over last summer when previous manager Garry Monk gave him permission to talk to other clubs. But Britton chose to stay and is now looking forward to coming up against Sunderland striker and his old West Ham youth team-mate, Jermain Defoe. “I tested the water in America but it was their mid-season window and with salary caps and franchise players it was not straightforward,” Britton said. “I had offers to go into the Championship too, but I did not want to go down a level as I felt I could still do it in the Premier League. “I’m still in touch with Jermain as we were in school at Lilleshall together and joined West Ham at the same time as expensive teenagers. “I spoke to him the other day and asked him if he could stop scoring before he plays us. “But he just laughed – I think if his mum asked him to stop scoring he wouldn’t because he loves it so much!” Leon Britton makes his 500th Swansea appearance against Sunderland claiming it is one of the club’s biggest games for years. Britton was part of the Swans side which escaped relegation from the Football League by beating Hull on the final day of the 2002-03 season. And the 33-year-old midfielder has no hesitation in stressing the importance of Wednesday’s Liberty Stadium showdown, with only four points separating Swansea and Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Official: Milan sign Bojan

first_imgBojan Krkic is now officially a Milan player after completing his loan from Roma. “I chose Milan for many reasons.”The young Spaniard arrived yesterday, on his 22nd birthday, but the contract was only signed after today’s medical.“I chose Milan for many reasons,” said the former Barcelona starlet.“It is a great club and the team is made of an historic group of players. I want to thank the Coach, who wanted me so much, by playing at my best.”A presentation Press conference will be held on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

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