Gylfi Sigurdsson reveals 'big club' dreams after Paul Clement praise
By James Walker-Roberts
Last Updated: 23/03/17 2:37pm
Gylfi Sigurdsson says he is enjoying the "pressure" of trying to keep Swansea in the Premier League, but has aspirations to play for a bigger club.
The Iceland international has been a key player for Swansea this season as they have battled against relegation.
Manager Paul Clement has said the 27-year-old is on a par with some of the players that he has worked with in previous coaching roles at Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
And Sigurdsson, whose previous clubs include Tottenham and Hoffenheim, told Goal.com: "Of course that's very flattering.
"Maybe he was just trying to give me confidence. Of course, it would be a dream to play for one of these big clubs.
"Hopefully if I continue doing well for Swansea and Iceland then in the near future, I can play in a big club. I am enjoying being one of the senior players, though.
"We may be in a tough spot, but I am kind of enjoying the pressure of that. I am trying to make the most of that and help the team to get three points every week."
Swansea's form has improved since Clement's arrival at the start of the year, although they have lost their last two matches.
They are three points above the relegation zone ahead of their home game against relegation rivals Middlesbrough on April 2, live on Sky Sports.
"The results in the last couple of games haven't been as good as we would have hoped, losing two very important matches. There's still a long way to go," said Sigurdsson.
"If you look at the bigger picture, with where we were at Christmas and where we are at the moment, we have made a big step towards safety but, of course, it's a really tough season with a lot more football to be played.
"Hopefully we can continue the good work that we have been doing over the last six or seven weeks and we stay up. Clement has been fantastic, you can tell that there's a reason why he has been at these big clubs that he has been at.
"He is very organised. His training sessions are fantastic. He is very positive and he is very good man-to-man with the players. The players have confidence in him and all together it feels like a good combination."