Time for Swansea to focus on Premier League, says De Guzman

After the Swans wrapped up qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday, the midfielder hopes to take the chance to climb from 10th on the domestic front
Swansea City midfielder Jonathan De Guzman is hopeful that the club's two-month break from European football will allow them to improve their Premier League form.

Michael Laudrup's men qualified for the round of 32 in the Europa League on Thursday, despite losing 1-0 to St Gallen in Switzerland.

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The Welsh side, who will find out their opponents for the next stage on Monday, will now turn their attention to improving on their 10th position on the domestic front, with the Netherlands international keen to push on.

"[The break] is a big chance to press on in the Premier League," De Guzman told the press.

"We have a lot of games coming up over the next two months and it will be great for us to be able to really focus in on the league and try to move up the table.

"It will be difficult but this was the time when we put a good run together last season so hopefully we can do the same again."

De Guzman and his team-mates visit Norwich City on Sunday hoping to maintain their position in the top half of the table but he knows that beating Canaries, who have won three of their last five games, will not be easy.

"It will be an open game against them but we have to go there and show our quality and be ready to fight for the win," he remarked. "We have to step up."