Swansea City's Michu a pleasure to play with - Ben Davies
BEN Davies believes Michu could play anywhere for Swansea City after revealing the Spaniard sets a shining example in training.
Having exploded onto the Premier League scene last season, Michu is already earning rave reviews at the start of this campaign.
The former Rayo Vallecano man has netted five times in ten games so far.
And he scored the quickest top-flight goal of the season when he beat Crystal Palace keeper Julian Speroni after just 80 seconds last weekend.
But it is also Michu’s all- round game that is winning praise.
After switching to his preferred attacking midfield role, the 27-year-old has been involved in build-up play and also taken on defensive duties.
“I think everyone can see he’s a top, top player,” said Davies.
“It’s not just the goals he scores but the link-up play, his quality and how hard he works.
“He’s a pleasure to play with and makes things easy for us.
“I think he’s got two different roles. When he plays No.10 he’s got to link up the play between midfield and the forwards and I think he does that extremely well.
“I’m sure he could play many different positions — he’s that good.
“Watching him in training, and his attitude, it’s easy to learn from him.”
Michu’s goal at Selhurst Park made it 20 in just 40 Premier League appearances since he swapped La Liga for South Wales in the summer of 2012.
He then had a hand in the second as Alvaro Vazquez set up Nathan Dyer early in the second period.
Swansea might have scored more after that such was their total dominance.
“It was a very professional performance from us and I think we thoroughly deserved to come away with three points,” said Davies.
“From the first whistle to the last we looked like we should win the game.
“Had they nicked one and the game finished 2-1 we’d have been slightly disappointed.
“At the end of the day, we’ve come away with a 2-0 win away from home so we’ve got to be happy.
“We knew before the game it was a vital game for us to put ourselves higher up the table.”
The victory capped off a sensational week for Swansea who followed a 2-2 draw against Liverpool with a 3-0 win in Valencia.
Now Swansea must add the Capital One Cup to their demanding schedule.
Michael Laudrup’s side begin the defence of their title at Birmingham tomorrow.
“None of the players will use the excuse of fatigue when the games are coming thick and fast,” added Davies.
“We’ve got everything in place for us to recover after games so we won’t hide behind that at all.
“We’ve got a good enough squad to compete in every competition we play.
“We’re all looking forward to the Capital One Cup and we want to get through to the next round.
“There’s no excuse for us not to put in a good performance and we’re going to be out to retain the trophy.”