Lamah hails Laudrup influence at Swansea

The on-loan Osasuna winger was enthusiastic in his praise of the club and its staff as he believes that he is growing as a player under the Danish manager's tutelage
Swansea winger Roland Lamah has hailed manager Michael Laudrup as a "legend" and emphasised how much he has learned since arriving on loan from Osasuna in January.

The diminutive wideman, who is at the Liberty Stadium on an 18-month-loan from the Spanish club, has featured five times for the Swans thus far, even making an appearance in their 5-0 Capital One Cup victory over Bradford.

The 25-year-old Belgian was effusive in his praise of the training, the staff and the squad, lauding the club as "an exciting place to be".

"Michael Laudrup is a legend in the game, and it's great to be able to work with him and learn from him every day," he told the club's official website.

"The training here is exactly the same intensity as a game. That is really good for the players. I have learned a lot from my first two months here.

"And the squad really helped me settle here. Straight away I had a good feeling about Swansea. The players, the staff here – it is like a family. Everyone helps each other and are working in the same direction. It's an exciting place to be."

Lamah's excitement at featuring in the Capital One Cup final was also apparent as he admitted that playing at Wembley was an "incredible feeling".

"That was magical. To run onto the pitch and play at Wembley is an incredible feeling," he added. "All around the world Wembley is regarded as a special stadium and one all footballers want to be able to play at, and I'm delighted to have got the chance to do that.

"Seeing all the supporters, players and staff celebrating at the final whistle really showed what that win and this club means to everyone."