Michu has pledged his future to Swansea City, and has vowed to lead the Welsh club's assault on Europe.

The Spanish sensation also revealed he begged manager Michael Laudrup to stay at the Liberty Stadium beyond the end of this season, after guiding the Swans to Capital One Cup success in his first year at the helm.

Speaking to The Sun, Michu said: "The gaffer has done a great job in his first season.

"That’s why I had to go up to Michael afterwards and say, ‘Stay with us because now we are in Europe’.

"Of course I know other people will want him. He is a really good manager and he is doing really well here. 

"I know how the supporters of Real Madrid feel about him but I hope he will stay here with us.

"I hope qualifying for Europe will help persuade him to stay here."

The £2m summer signing is well aware of a recent poll whereby 78 per cent of 50,000 Real Madrid fans polled voted for their former Galactico to replace Jose Mourinho as manager at the Bernabeu next season.

But Michu was keen to divert attention away from his boss, instead focussing on the team's success and what cup glory will mean for Swansea.

"Qualifying for Europe wasn’t just good for his reputation, it was also important for Swansea’s reputation," said Michu

"We are growing up fast and it is difficult to win any trophy, let alone in England."

The 26-year-old forward expressed his delight after Swansea's 5-0 win against Bradford City in Sunday's final, stating that winning the competition was a dream come true.

Michu added: "I am so happy here — and not only because of winning this trophy. I enjoy the way we play as a team.

"Whether we win or lose, we always try to play good, attractive football.

"Sunday’s final was the game of my dreams, a really great performance.

"Swansea gave me the first cup success of my career and I hope to stay. I’m living the dream."

 

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