De Guzman wants Swansea stay
Jonathan de Guzman is hoping to put down roots at Swansea City
after making his first competitive appearance for the Netherlands
The 25-year-old, who is on a season-long loan at Swansea from
Villarreal, made his international debut for Holland against Italy
in a friendly last month.
However, he was also still eligible to represent the country of
his birth Canada until he was selected to start Friday’s 2014 World
Cup qualifier against Estonia.
De Guzman confirmed his older brother Julian wanted him to
represent Canada, but he is happy with his decision to play
international football for Holland.
“My brother Julian put some pressure on me and stated that he
would love to play with me,” De Guzman told reporters. “But for me
it was always clear that I would choose the Netherlands.
“The Oranje is world class and, if you want to battle in a big
tournament, that is only possible with the Netherlands.”
De Guzman has suggested a lack of stability at club level
delayed his debut for Holland and he is keen to ensure he stays
with Swansea beyond this season.
He added: “Due to my foot injury, and the many changes of clubs,
I was off the radar. But it was worth waiting for.
“I don’t want to wander again. I hope I can bind myself for a
couple of seasons at one place and, if it’s up to me, that would be