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Laudrup heaps praise on Flores

28 January 2013 17:55

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has praised his centre-half Chico Flores insisting that his form will only improve.

Though Michu has stolen many of the headlines in an impressive maiden Premier League campaign, the Danish manager insists Flores deserves attention for his contribution to the Swans' defensive resilience.

Laudrup has revealed that the player has adapted quickly to the English game after the 25-year-old was sent off at the Liberty Stadium earlier on in the season against Wednesday's opponents Sunderland.

"Chico has calmed down," said the 48-year-old. "He is tough, he wants to win the ball and he has adapted. He learnt a lot from that sending off.

"The players scoring goals get all the headlines, but over the past couple of months we have improved in our defending."

Laudrup has also denied that he is set to sign any players before Thursday's deadline after being defeated in the FA Cup at the hands of Arsenal.

He added: "Some teams have a different situation, but we will only play one game a week until the end of the season."

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