Angel: We need to stick together
14th April 2014
Angel Rangel has called on his teammates to "stick together" as they go in search of the points to guarantee Premier League survival.
The ten-man Swans went down to a 1-0 defeat against Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday to leave themselves just three points clear of the relegation zone.
Chico Flores was shown a red card for two bookable offences early on, but the visitors took all three points courtesy of Demba Ba's second-half strike.
It means the Swans remain in 15th place ahead of next weekend's trip to Newcastle at St James' Park.
And Rangel insists it is time to show togetherness as the season nears its climax.
"It was a difficult game for us on Sunday," he said. "Playing with a man short for nearly seventy minutes against a team fighting to win the title was always going to be hard.
"I thought we did well, we looked quite comfortable, but we couldn't quite create too many chances.
"They scored a scrappy goal and I thought we were a bit unfortunate because we gave everything.
"We know we need to pick up some more points - there are four games left and we need to stick together.
"It's in our hands, but it isn't going to be easy and we need to fight. But we also know that if we keep performing like that between now and the end of the season then we'll get the points we need."