Carlos sends message to the Jack Army

12th April 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal has told the Jack Army they have a big part to play when Swansea City take on Everton this weekend.

The Swans are desperate for points as they head into the final stages of the scrap for Premier League survival.

Saturday sees them make a welcome return to the Liberty Stadium, where they have not played a top-flight game in six weeks.

And Carvalhal believes the home crowd could be key as the Swans take on Sam Allrdyce’s Blues.

“I want to say something to the Swansea fans,” Carvalhal declared at the start of his pre-match press conference.

“This game will be important, like all the games, and we need to play with 12 players on Saturday.

“There will be a lot of our fans at the Liberty, just like there were at West Brom last weekend, and they will be part of the game.

“We believe they know the importance of their support and we believe that together, we can achieve what we want to achieve on Saturday.

“My message is not just about the good moments in the game.

“If a player does something good, it is easy to pay tribute to him and to applaud.

“But the big thing is to respond with applause even when a player makes a mistake.

“Then, at the end of the game, let’s see what answer we have given with this support behind us.”

Carvalhal has been delighted with the support he and his team have received since he took charge in SA1 at the end of December.

But with just five games to come this season after Everton, the Portuguese has asked for a final push.

“The fans are doing very well, but I want the players to be more active and the fans to be more active,” Carvalhal added.

“The players must do their bit and also the staff and the manager.

“But the fans can play also. We expect them to play. That’s nothing different from the past, but this is an important moment in the season and the players need warm support.”