Swansea defender highlights team meetings as reason for survival

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Swansea City ensured their Premier League survival with a fine victory over Liverpool yesterday.

Swansea City defender Angel Rangel has explained how team meetings amongst players helped them discover the good run of form that has separated them from any kind of relegation trouble, as reported by BBC Sport.

Yesterday's 3-1 victory over Liverpool ensured there Premier League status for another season, and the Spaniard hailed the team spirit:

"We said we have to show character and resilience to get points. The main message was that we have taken the Premier League status for granted at some points and it was important to get that safety first and see how far we could go."

The Swan's resurgence has coincided with the arrival of Francesco Guidolin in January, and Rangel highlighted how hard it is to find consistency when the the managerial position changes so frequently:

"When you have three managers in a season, you know it's not going to be easy."

The Welsh outfit now sit comfortably in 13th position in the league, and two wins from their final two games would give them their second highest ever points tally in the Premier League.

Rangel also spoke of how he is pleased with the playing time he is enjoying since the arrival of Guidolin:

"It was great in January when Francesco got the job and I got back in the team and did my best. I was happy to help the team and get safe again."

Swansea players and fans alike will be hoping for more continuity next season, from which they can look to build and establish themselves even further as a Premier League team.

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