Bjorn Hamberg feels Swansea City’s recent performance have shown what they can achieve ahead of the crucial final run-in to the Championship season.
At face value defeats to Norwich, West Brom and Manchester City might not appear much to shout about for the Swans.
But the manner and style in which Graham Potter’s side sought to – and were able to – play the game offered a tantalising glimpse into the ongoing development of a young squad.
And assistant coach Hamberg – who worked with Potter and Billy Reid at Ostersunds FK – felt there was no shortage of positives from the trio of showings, even in defeat.
“It’s been an interesting season. It feels like a long time since we started but we know there is still a very important period to come to decide where we end up,” he said.
“But I think it has been really positive. There have been ups and downs, as you expect, but I think with the Manchester City game you did see what this team can achieve when we do well.
“It sounds stupid, and I understand people will point out we lost our last three games, but the Norwich, West Brom and Man City games gave us a lot of positive in terms of how we played.
“What we did against Manchester City for 45 minutes was not so different to how we played against Norwich and West Brom.
“But it has given us a belief in the work we do.”