Amat's in positive mood following win at Wolves
31st July 2016
Jordi Amat believes Swansea City should head into the new Premier League season in upbeat mood after they chalked up a resounding pre-season victory at Wolves.
Francesco Guidolin's men made it four wins in five summer friendlies thanks to a 4-0 triumph at Molineux.
And after the Swans finished last season with a flourish, Amat is full of confidence going into 2016-17.
The new Premier League campaign is now just a fortnight away, with Guidolin's side taking on newly-promoted Burnley on the opening day.
And Amat said: "I am very positive about the season. I think we have a good team.
"We showed that at the end of last season and we are just trying to improve small things now so we are ready for Burnley.
"That is the first test for us and we have to be focused on that. We are training very hard and everyone is feeling happy."
Amat played the full 90 minutes as the Swans eased past Wolves.
Wayne Routledge put the visitors in front with a spectacular volley, then Kyle Naughton's solo effort doubled the lead just before the hour.
Routledge netted again three minutes later before substitute Oliver McBurnie completed the scoring late on.
Wolves did have chances to respond, but the Swans were worthy winners after a dominant second-half display.
"We played very well," Amat said. "The first half was tough but we just kept going, we kept pressing high.
"The second half was a little bit easier for us. It was a good test again and it's a good win. I think we deserved it so we are happy.
"We have done a lot of good things this week and in this game. We are happy with everything about the performance and with all the players.
"We feel like we are ready to go in the Premier League, although we have another game to come at home next weekend. That gives us a chance to get fitter and that's very good for us."
The Swans host French top-flight club Stade Rennais in their final pre-season fixutre next Saturday.
The squad will be boosted this week by the return of Neil Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson and skipper Ashley Williams.
The quartet of senior figures were given extra time off because of summer international commitments.
"It will be good to see those players," Amat said. "We miss them - they are great players and we need them. It's good to have everyone back and ready.
"We have two weeks to go and mentally I think everyone is already thinking about Burnley.
"But first we have a big test next week. We will try to win for our crowd in our first game back home at the stadium."