Swansea City News: Carvalhal still believes

10 months ago

In the latest Swansea City news, manager Carlos Carvalhal believes Swansea City can pull off a Houdini act and clinch Premier League survival on the final day.

The Swans’ defeat to Southampton last time out means that the Saints sit three points ahead of the south Wales outfit with just one game to go, with Carvalhal’s side in the final relegation spot and set to join West Brom and Stoke in the Championship next season.

In order to prevent that happening, Swansea would need to beat Stoke and hope Southampton lose at home to Manchester City, with a nine-goal swing necessary to keep them up.

It seems like mission impossible but the boss believes the fact that Southampton are up against a side that has scored 105 top-flight goals this term means that they are not without hope.

“At this moment we are breathing really, really badly,” said the Portuguese coach. “Just a kind of miracle can keep us in the Premier – but we will do our part on Sunday.

“If Southampton were not playing Manchester City I would say it was impossible. But against Manchester City we never know what will happen.”

Swansea are 100/1 not to be relegated with bet365 while they can be backed at 10/11 to beat Stoke, with Southampton 15/2 to down City.

Carvalhal is reportedly set to leave the club at the conclusion of the season as he failed in his mission to keep Swansea in England’s top division after replacing Paul Clement earlier in the campaign.

He was a breath of fresh air when he first arrived but a poor run of results seems set to cost him his job and will likely see the Welsh side relegated.

However, the former Sheffield Wednesday chief is refusing to take all the blame.

“I think we did our best, me and my staff; we gave everything to the club,” he added. “I don’t believe too many managers would have done better than we did.”