Swansea News: Carvalhal relishing relegation battle

10 months ago

In the latest Swansea City news, boss Carlos Carvalhal insists he is looking forward to the pressure of being in a relegation battle.

The Swans were beaten narrowly at home by Chelsea on Saturday evening following an early goal from Cesc Fabregas.

That, coupled with Southampton’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth, means the Welsh side are now just one point clear of the Saints in 18th after initially making big gains under Carvalhal.

They have now gone six matches without victory since the 4-1 triumph against West Ham at the beginning of March, and now face Bournemouth, Southampton and Stoke in their last three games, with the final two in particular having massive implications in the relegation race in the Premier League.

However, the Portuguese manager, who was appointed by the club in December, is very bullish about their chances of survival, and believes his team can brush aside the pressure of trying to stay up.

“We will do our job,” he explained.

“What we must do is keep the momentum of the performance in the last games, because if we play like that we will achieve the necessary points to stay in the competition.

“In this moment, all clubs playing under pressure – and my team playing under pressure gave a good answer.

“It is something very positive if we play like that under pressure, the pressure is welcome because we play in a good way to stay in the division.

“When I arrived we were five points to the teams above, we depended on others to try and get out of this position.

“In this moment we just depend on us, it’s something we have in our hands, something we didn’t have when I arrived.”

Swansea are available at 5/2 with Betfred to hold their nerve and stay in the Premier League.