Amat eyeing league points

11th January 2014

Jordi Amat is urging his team-mates to turn their performances into points after Saturday's defeat at Old Trafford.

The Swans went down to a 2-0 loss against Manchester United as goals from Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck sealed a win for the home side.

Despite the setback, Michael Laudrup's side again showed their quality, dominating possession and holding United at bay in the first half.

But with the Swans just three points above the relegation zone in the Premier League, Amat is calling for the side to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible.

"I think we played very well," he said. "And I thought we were unlucky with the two goals.

"We played well in the first half and Old Trafford is always a difficult place to come.

"We have a lot of games to finish the season and we'll try to keep going and be a bit stronger at home.

"We're playing very well and we now need to keep this level up and push a bit more."

The Swans welcome Tottenham to the Liberty next Sunday before facing Fulham in SA1 at the end of January.

Together with an FA Cup fourth round tie sandwiched in between, the fixtures are again coming thick and fast for Laudrup's men.

And their cause wasn't helped at Old Trafford as Jose Canas joined a growing injury list after limping off with an ankle problem.

That led to Amat himself playing in midfield, with the Spaniard revealing that he enjoyed the role and will play anywhere if it can help the team.

"It was my first time there, but I felt good," he said. "It was a little strange but with the help of the squad it was a lot better and I am happy.

"I don't mind playing there, it's no problem. I can play wherever the manager wants me to.

"Last season the team didn't get many injuries, but this year has been difficult with some players being out. But we are ready to play and we still have players that are very good."