Ash points out key values
19th March 2014
Captain Ashley Williams has called for 100 per cent "effort, dedication and concentration" as the Swans prepare for two testing trips.
Garry Monk's side head to Goodison Park on Saturday to take on Everton before travelling to the Emirates Stadium three days later to take on Arsenal.
Sitting just four points off third-bottom Sunderland, the Swans hope to make up for last weekend's home defeat to West Brom by picking up precious points in their away double-header.
And skipper Williams believes the Swans can bank vital points in their next two games - but only if their key principals are met.
"We have beaten very good teams on the road before, and that's the attitude we need to go there with.
"Since Monks has been head coach we have gone to Napoli and Liverpool, and although we didn't win we showed a great attitude.
"If we show that attitude then we can pick up points. But if we show the attitude from the second half against West Brom then we won't get a point.
"I've said all along that any team can go down. We know we are in a battle, which may be strange for some of our lads, but we will see what we are all about now.
"The senior lads will have to make sure everyone knows how important the situation is.
"It's a test of character and we'll see who really wants to fight for their lives, because that is what we are doing now.
"You might play good or bad, but the effort, dedication and concentration has to be 100 per cent in this league because if you're not at it then you'll lose.
"It's the standard we have set for ourselves. Over the last few years we have worked hard to build up a team, squad and club, so we don't want to waste it."