DANE Swan has some trepidation at what the subsequent few days may maintain.
But he couldn’t be prouder of his mate, the Brownlow, premiership and Norm Smith medallist, Dustin Martin.
Swan – a Brownlow winner and premiership participant with Collingwood – was in excessive spirits within the victorious Richmond rooms final night time, even donning a Tigers scarf in assist of his pal Martin.
Even he’s in awe of what the famous person midfielder is ready to produce.
“He reminds me of myself but just better,” Swan advised the Sunday Herald Sun.
“He’s a star.
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“He’s been finest on floor for the final eight weeks in a row, and he did it once more in the present day. I’m simply tremendous happy with him. Not that I’ve something to do with him, however to be related to somebody who’s such a star. It’s superb.”
Swan stated the pair “don’t talk much about footy” – simply “every now and then”.
And he stated Martin has him properly coated in each space.
“He can kick the ball better than me, mark better,” he stated.
“The only thing I have over him is leg speed. Apart from that, he’s better than me in every facet of the game.”
The pair will journey to the United States later this week, having beforehand hit Las Vegas within the low season.
“I’m a little bit scared (about what tonight will hold),” Swan, who is aware of he has to clean up for his mum’s 60th birthday on Sunday.
“We’re going away, so we’ve the subsequent six weeks collectively. I’ll let him do his factor with the teammates tonight. I’ll catch him tomorrow I feel.
“To watch him win a flag is tremendous unbelievable.
“For what he’s achieved and the place he’s come from … he’s a star.”
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“I’m so happy with the blokes. Not solely the blokes out right here…you see how a lot it means to the group when the blokes are right here within the fits that didn’t get a recreation in the present day.
“Who would have thought, mate?
We completed 13th on the ladder final season, misplaced the final recreation by 110 factors — and now we’re f***ing premiers.”
“I honestly cannot believe it. This is a dream come true. This is the best thing in the world mate. I’m proud of each and every player that played today.”
“You just wouldn’t have thought this was possible in the position they were in last year. This really is a fairytale.”
“Commiserations to Adelaide. Obviously had a tremendous yr and continued that kind via finals.
To all our board, workers, volunteers, there are such a lot of folks that make up a soccer membership. They put hard-earned – spend a whole lot of time on the footy membership and makes it a particular place to be round. Huge because of our households, our pals, and the boys. It’s been an unbelievable yr. I simply love working alongside you all. And lastly, a large thanks to our followers and our members. You deserve this!”
“It’s unbelievable. To play with blokes like this. I really like these boys a lot.
I’m extraordinarily humbled. Oh, I don’t know. I can’t put it into phrases in the mean time.”