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6 December 2012

Defender keen to maintain unbeaten run

CITY’S on-loan Lazio defender Javier Garrido has called on his team mates to maintain their recent run of form when they face Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

Whilst City are nine games unbeaten in all competitions, the Spanish left back has himself been in fine form – providing assists for Sebastien Bassong’s equaliser against Everton and Anthony Pilkington’s winner against Manchester United.

However with Michael Laudrup’s Swansea also enjoying a good run of results, the former Manchester City man knows it will be tough.

He told Canaries Player: “It’s a fantastic run and we have to keep going. It’s very important to win games at home and to pick up points away. 

“We’re in a fantastic place right now and it’s important to keep it going.

“Swansea come into the match after a great result [against Arsenal] at the Emirates, and it’s going to again be a difficult game. They’ve got a good manager, good movement, and they play good football. 

“There are no easy games, but we will try our best to get some points.

“We have a lot of games in December so we will have to try to win them and push ourselves further up the table.”

After a win at home to Sunderland last weekend, Garrido admits that he is enjoying life back in the Barclays Premier League, despite the cold weather that is.

“It’s different from Spain and Italy,” laughed Garrido. ”But when I was here four years ago in Manchester the cold was worse than Norwich. I do prefer the warm, but I’m happy here!

“The atmosphere is great at the Club, and we’re doing well even when we’re not ahead in the matches and the opposition score first. 

“We keep trying and we showed that against Everton and Southampton. It’s our mentality to not give up and keep going, and that’s very important.

“It wasn’t easy against Sunderland, because we knew after the first half they would push us for a point or maybe to try and win the game.

“Maybe in the second half we didn’t play as well as we did in the first half, but in the end we had three points and it was a good result for us.”

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