Away form must improve, says Gylfi
9th December 2014
Gylfi Sigurdsson insists the Swans must rectify their away form following Sunday's defeat against West Ham.
Garry Monk's side have won just once on their travels this season - a 2-1 victory against Manchester United on the opening day.
Despite earning a creditable draw at Everton in November and impressive displays against both Chelsea and Manchester City, it is just one win in eight outings away from the Liberty Stadium.
The Swans have also taken the lead in five of those games, including Sunday's 3-1 reverse in east London.
And Sigurdsson admits that he and his team-mates need to pick up more points on the road if they wish to maintain their place in the top half of the table.
"Sunday was frustrating," he said. "It was quite difficult for us for some reason. Maybe it was down to us not passing the ball well enough, or them pressing us well. But it was a tough afternoon.
"We've played some tough teams away - Everton, Chelsea, Man City, Manchester United and going to West Ham wasn't easy," he said.
"We want to address that because you need good away form if you want to be higher up the league."
The Swans now turn their attention to Sunday's clash against Tottenham at the Liberty.
Spurs have endured an indifferent first third of the season, and Sigurdsson faces his former club for the first time since swapping north London for SA1 back in the summer.
"It's a good chance for us to bounce back against a top team," he said. "We've been doing well at home so hopefully that can continue and we can get back on track."