Swansea star believes Iceland players deserve chance in Premier League

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Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has revealed that he believes Iceland international players deserve a chance to prove themselves in the Premier League.

The Iceland international revealed that most of his teammates for the national team want to play in England.

“All of the players want to play in the Premier League,” Sigurdsson was quoted as saying by Goal.

“I think it’s about being in the right place at the right time.”

Iceland made history recently becoming the smallest country to play in a European Championship quarter-final.

The Icelandic side also managed to eliminate England from the tournament with a 2-1 win at the Last 16 stage.

Sigurdsson stated that he would recommend Premier League sides to give his Icelandic teammates a shot to prove themselves and that they are genuinely good players.

“If someone wants to take a chance then I would definitely say give them a go. They are good guys, good personalities and good players,” he added.

The 26-year-old revealed that the Iceland national team had a great time in France but that the team is now fully focused on booking a place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Iceland were coached by Lars Lagerback in France this summer but he will be replaced by Heimir Hallgrimsson who will take charge for the World Cup campaign.

Sigurdsson also stated that they hope to go all the way to the final in their next major tournament.

“It’s been a fantastic three or four weeks for us and it’s up to the players if they want to experience this again,” he said.

“We’ve got the qualifiers coming up for the Russia World Cup and I hope we can go all the way there.

“I’m pretty sure [coach] Heimir [Hallgrimsson] will do a good job even if it is sad seeing someone like [former co-coach] Lars Lagerback leaving. He was part of something special.”

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