Neil Taylor interview: Dream start for Swansea in Premier League

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Swansea City left back Neil Taylor has told GiveMeSport that he and the squad won't be getting too carried away despite the Swans' good start to the campaign.

The Welsh side have a 100% win record this season with three wins out of three, including the opening day victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. The 25-year-old has started every game so far, after having two campaigns disrupted by injury, as well as the emergence of Ben Davies for both club and country.

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However, Taylor has started the season in great form - much like the team as a whole - and has revealed how he wants to help keep the team's form up moving forward, as well as continuing his own good start to the season.

"We wanted to start the season well, as we felt it was key to do that. And, we've managed to get three good wins from the off, which has been the perfect outcome," he told GiveMeSport.

Hard work

"We are getting better as we go along, we worked really hard in pre-season, and we're just looking forward to continuing that on after the international break. It's been a dream start, but we know there will be some ups and downs during the season for sure, so we're just trying to enjoy it for the moment and prepare for the challenges ahead."

After victory over the Red Devils, the Swans claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Burnley at the Liberty Stadium before finding some serious form in the 3-0 cruise over West Bromwich Albion.

Taylor insists that Gary Monk's side aren't getting complacent after picking up the maximum nine points though, and believes the whole squad will be keeping their feet on the ground ahead of the tough challenges that lie ahead during a long Premier League season.

Feet on the ground

He also admitted he was happy with his own start to the season, although dismissed the idea that the sale of Davies had played a part in his return to form. Instead, the 25-year-old chose to keep the focus on himself, insisting that the pressure he puts on himself to perform is greater than individual competition.

"We're obviously really happy with how it has gone, but I'm not going to get too carried away with what we've done," he added from the Wales training camp in Cardiff.

"It's been so far so good, and I've been playing at a good level as well which is what I want. Obviously Ben (Davies) has moved on, but I was always pushing myself really hard to be the best I can be. I feel like I can only get better, so it's just a case of carrying that on now.

"I'll keep on pushing and putting pressure on myself to perform more than anything or anyone else can. I motivate myself to do the best I can and hopefully the results will follow for me."

International chance

Davies has struggled for playing time since leaving Swansea for Tottenham Hotspur, and that's been to the advantage of Taylor, who is first choice for his club and challenging to start for the Welsh against Andorra in their first Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday.

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