Cape Town - Swansea
City manager Carlos Carvalhal told his team keep it up after Saturday’s
1-0 win over Burnley took them further away from the drop zone.
Ki Sung-yueng found the bottom corner to give the Swans their third
win in their last four matches and lifting them up to 15th in the
Premier League standings.
"When we arrived we were in the deep ocean," said Carvahal, who took
over from Paul Clement in December with the Swans bottom of the league.
"It was very deep and dark. We saw no fishes.
"We won some games, to put our noses out of the water. It was the
first time we'd smelled the fresh air. Now, in this moment, we have
started swimming and we can now go to the coast. But we must continue to
swim to reach the coastline."
Carvalhal was asked about what has changed since he took charge and
results improved, with only one loss in their last seven league matches.
"There is not one reason," he said. "I'm central to things but I'm
not more important than anyone at the club. I take risks to change the
formations, we create a new dynamic.
"I'm happy with my players because they are working very hard. It was
a difficult game, we knew it would be. But it's a deserved win. We
created more chances, we controlled the game very well, especially in
the second half."
While the Swans are resurgent, Burnley have lost their swagger after a
period of impressive form earlier in the season, and have now gone 10
matches without a win.
"I think it's just beginning to catch up with us," Dyche said, having also had a number of players out injured.
"Not through all of this run, there's been some very good
performances, but it's just caught up with us a bit. It's important in
these next couple of weeks, then hopefully we'll get some bodies back.
"It was a tight one. Not a great game but I don't think either team
was worried about that. It's about points on the board. Another week
where there's not a lot in the game, we had a few chances without being