Amat praises Swans' forward options
23rd September 2016
Jordi Amat believes the Swans can keep opposition defences guessing with their contrasting options up front this season.
Summer signing Fernando Llorente has started every Premier League game so far this season following the World Cup winner's summer switch from Sevilla.
But having made his top-flight debut in last weekend's defeat at Southampton before a first start in Wednesday's EFL Cup loss to Manchester City, record signing Borja is now pushing for a regular role in Francesco Guidolin's starting XI.
And Amat was full of praise for the Spanish duo, who will bring a mix of power and pace to the Swans' attack.
"One of the positive things from Wednesday night is that Borja played well," said the centre-back.
"He played like he has been with us for a very long time.
"Borja was very lively and works a lot for the team. He has had to wait a few weeks because of injury, but now he is ready.
"Borja and Fernando are very different players, so we have plenty of options going forward.
"Fernando is very strong and can hold the ball up, while Borja is more mobile and covers plenty of ground.
"To have them in the squad is great for us because they have different attributes and are quality players. I'm sure our opponents will not be sure who will play, because they are both capable of leading the line."
The Swans face Manchester City for the second time in three days on Saturday at the Liberty - this time in the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola's side have made a stunning start to life under their new boss, having won all five of their top-flight matches.
But Amat believes the Swans will be up for the challenge of ending the visitors' perfect record so far.
"We are ready to fight again. We know what we have to do," said the centre-back.
"We were upset to exit the cup, but there were positive things in that performance that we can use on Saturday.
"We are in front of our fans once again, and they will be vital to helping us get a positive result."
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