The Swans full-back heaps praise on his compatriot, hailing the committed forward as a figurehead for his team-mates as he motivates them with his passionate performancesSwansea City defender Angel Rangel has hailed the impact of fellow Spaniard Michu at the Liberty Stadium, praising the 18-goal striker as a "leader" on the pitch.
The full-back believes that the forward's commitment motivates his team-mates to up their own games, as they strive to match the Premier League's fifth-highest goalscorer of 2012-13.
Rangel told the club's official website: "Michu affects you not just in terms of his goals but it's also his work-rate on and off the ball. He goes for it 100 per cent – he is not afraid of anything.
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"He drags everyone into the game. His finishing, his runs into the box, his tackling – it's fantastic. Everything about his game really motivates us individually."
Alongisde Michu and Rangel, Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez comprise a four-strong contingent of Spaniards at the Liberty Stadium and the full-back feels that the national bond has strengthened the club.
"It has been a pleasure to play with them," he enthused of his countrymen. "On the pitch they are top players and off the pitch they are a very good group of lads.
"The Spanish influence at the club has been very important in the club's success, going back to when Roberto [Martinez] was here as a player.
"It's great to see Swansea City having such a strong connection with Spain. I'm really enjoying it here and the other Spanish lads feel very comfortable and settled here. We spend quite a lot of time together."