Ash: Not the time to panic
15th February 2016
Ashley Williams insists the Swans won't panic in the battle to beat the drop in what he feels has been a "crazy" Barclays Premier League campaign so far.
Francesco Guidolin suffered defeat for the first time since taking over as head coach following Saturday's 1-0 loss to Southampton at the Liberty.
Results elsewhere left the Swans - who had been four games unbeaten - sitting three points above third-bottom Newcastle United, who lost 5-1 at Chelsea on Saturday evening, with 12 games to go.
Without a game this weekend due to the FA Cup taking centre stage, the Swans next face back-to-back trips to London to take on Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
And Williams revealed the Swans' focus remains on themselves as they look to bounce back from the Saints setback.
"We just need to focus on ourselves and not panic, concentrate on what we need to do and win some points and fight until the final game," said the Swans skipper.
"We need as many points as we can as quick as possible - the league is crazy this season.
"We have been happy with the gradual progress we have made, but Saturday's result was disappointing because it ended a run we had going.
"We need to recover and come back from this to try and get a couple of runs together, not lose games and win where we can.
"If you don't get points at home, you have to go and get them somewhere else - we have an opportunity to do that in London against Tottenham and Arsenal.