Ben Cabango | We are committed to playing this way and we will only improve

25th August 2022
First team
Ben Cabango

Defender Ben Cabango is sure Swansea City will start to pick up results because of the belief the squad have in their way of playing.

The Swans have taken one win from their opening five games of the Championship season, although that number could very easily stand at three, given they had chances to secure victory at Rotherham and were leading Millwall heading into stoppage time.

Wales international Cabango admits the players share the frustration of supporters that the Swans do not have more points on the board.

But, in a 46-game season, there is an awfully long way to go and Cabango – who is among a number of players who have taken considerable strides under Russell Martin and his coaching staff – is optimistic the commitment to the club’s on-field identity and philosophy will see the Swans improve and continue to do so. 

It’s a long season, a lot will change during that time. The results haven’t really gone our way. It’s not where we want to be in the league, but we’re only five games in,” said Cabango ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

We do need to turn performances into results, we know that. We’re not worried, we’re working hard every day to put things right. Hopefully, things will change soon. 

“For me personally, and all of us collectively, we’re all firmly behind the style of play. We believe in it and we’re sure that things will turn around and we’re going to get results. 

“We’re working hard on the little details we’re getting wrong at the moment that we need to manage. We need to be better in our own box and be a bit more clinical in their box in putting chances away. 

“The gaffer has been drilling the ideas and all the things we need to improve on into us, and you can see some of that already, I think it will only get better.  

“The last game was tough to take, but we know it’s just the little moments in the game that we needed to manage better. 

“We dominate for long periods of games, but we know opponents are going to get moments and we need to manage those better. We’re all young and sometimes we make mistakes. That is just the process of learning.  

“A 2-0 defeat at home (against Luton) isn’t ideal, but we just need to pick ourselves up and move on. We’re going to keep improving and work hard every day and look to put things right. 

“If we get that right there’s no reason why we can’t be higher up the table.”