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Rangel happy he rejected Fulham for Swansea stay

Angel Rangel is happy he stayed with Swansea City for their Premier League promotion.

Rangel did think he was going to Fulham 18 months ago but Swansea stood firm and he signed a new three-year contract this summer. A few others did the same and Rangel believes continuity is part of why the Swans have adapted to Premier League life. They were applauded off at Anfield after a goalless draw in their last game.

He told the Daily Mail: "Everyone knows their role. In previous seasons we conceded a lot from set-pieces but we have got stronger at that.

"This season you can see our organisation and arrogance. We are not a tall team and we have just been promoted but the manager has made us aggressive and arrogant enough to defend corners against big players. We believe.

"We know each other, our system and our style. We talk a lot. Last season was the same back four as this, the midfield is more or less the same. It makes it easier. Continuity is important. Any club can have money in the bank and spend big, but our philosophy is not that.

"Our record signing is £3.5million (Danny Graham from Watford) but it's not all about money, it's about work. A team isn't built in one season."

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