Carlos: It's in our hands

14th April 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal believes Swansea City offered up more evidence that they can stay in the Premier League despite frustration over their draw with Everton.

The Swans fought back for a point as Jordan Ayew’s 71st-minute strike cancelled out Kyle Naughton’s first-half own goal.

Yet even though they came from behind to get something, the Swans felt they should have had all three points having been the better side for long spells.

The draw means the Swans are now five points clear of the relegation zone after 18th-placed Southampton were beaten at home by Chelsea.

But victories for Huddersfield and Crystal Palace mean the Swans have dropped to 17th in the table, with 19th-placed Stoke looking to cut the six-point gap between them and Carvalhal’s men when they go to West Ham on Monday.

All that matters in Carvalhal’s eyes, however, is that the Swans’ fate remains in their hands.

“I haven’t seen the table yet, but what’s important is that it depends on what we do,” said the Swans manager.

“This is the most important thing. We know we must try to win points ourselves and if we do that, we will stay up.

“We don’t have to look at what others are doing – we must do our job.”

The Swans face a tricky trip to Manchester City next and they also have to go to Bournemouth before the end of the season.

They have three remaining home games, against Chelsea, Southampton and Stoke.

“We will try to carry on playing like we did against Everton and if we do that, I think we will get enough points,” Carvalhal said.