Routledge: We were ruthless
Wayne Routledge hailed Swansea's ruthless streak as they claimed an impressive 5-1 win over Petrolul Ploiesti in their Europa League play-off.
Routledge scored twice with strikes from Michu, Alejandro Pozuelo and an own goal by goalkeeper Peterson Pecanha putting the Swans 5-0 up before Gheorghe Grozav responded for the visitors.
And while Routledge felt Michael Laudrup's men let the game turn into a 'bar fight' at the end, he was delighted with a free-scoring home performance.
"At times I think were were ruthless," he told ITV4
"There were times we could have scored more but to get five at home was a nice feeling.
"At the end it got sort of into a bar fight but it was nice to have the five goals by then."
He added: "It's nice to get on the scoresheet but it's nicer to get a result like we did tonight. It stands us in good stead for the next leg."
Captain Ashley Williams was disappointed to concede a goal going into the second leg in Romania but, like Routledge, was pleased to see the Swans impress.
"It's obviously disappointing to concede a goal at the end but I think on the whole we were ruthless," he said.
"That's what we want to be a little bit more this season, just to try to finish teams off."
This season's Europa League is the Swans' first continental campaign since the 1991-92 season and, while Williams admits the extra fixtures could make life difficult, he is determined to enjoy the experience.
"It's new for us so I imagine it's going to be tough and we're going to have to use more of the squad," he said.
"It's tough playing Thursday and then Sunday but we've enjoyed our time in Europe so far and we want to try to prolong that and see what happens if we get through this and into the group stage."