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The 27-year-old believes playing in the Premier League has gained him recognition in his homeland and says he is not solely focused on scoring next season

Michu believes his reputation in Spain has enhanced following his impressive debut season with Swansea City.

The 27-year-old was a £2 million signing from Rayo Vallecano last summer and netted 18 goals in 35 Premier League appearances for Michael Laudrup's side last term.

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque considered including Michu in the national side in February and the forward insists his performances last season have gained him recognition in his homeland.

"I had a great welcome. My city really supports me and I always feel that support wherever I am. The local people there are incredible with me," he told the club's official website.

"I think the people throughout Spain know a lot more about me now because Swansea did well in the Premier League last season, won a trophy and I scored a few goals along the way. That is the global attraction of the Premier League these days."

Following his record in front of goal last term, Michu insists he is not focused on improving his tally ahead of the new campaign.

"I am not thinking about how many goals I can score at this stage," he said.

"I just want to work hard to try and help the team, if I score then it's bonus for me and the team."

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