A draw will not do for Flores
CHICO Flores insists a draw will not do when he runs out at the Mestalla tonight intent on impressing the family.
Flores, one of eight Spanish players in Swansea City's squad, admits he has lost count of the number of tickets he has arranged for relatives and friends for this evening's Europa League tie at Valencia.
The crowd will be swollen by hundreds of Spaniards who are supporting the visitors — and Flores hopes to send them home celebrating a win.
"I have many friends and family coming to the game, and it is the same with all our Spanish players," the centre-back said.
"Many, many people are coming — I am not sure how many — and it's a great opportunity for us to see them. Hopefully they will enjoy the game.
"We want to win. Valencia are a big club and we are a smaller club, but we are ambitious and we would like to get three points.
"We have had good results away from home against the big clubs in England, and we hope to do the same in Spain."
Flores has played at Valencia before for both Almeria and Real Mallorca — and twice left with a draw. Many of Valencia's stars have departed since he last came here, and Miroslav Djukic's team are in miserable form.
With Valencia struggling, Flores believes Michael Laudrup's men have the ability to turn the home fans against their team.
"Maybe we can take advantage because the people here are nervous after some bad results," he added.
"Hopefully, if the minutes are ticking by and Valencia are not winning, we can take advantage.
"Spanish fans get more anxious and nervous if their team do not get the results they expect.
"In Britain it is not like this, they keep on pushing their team whether they are winning, drawing or losing."