Celina hopes fightback proves a springboard

30th December 2018
First team

Bersant Celina hopes Swansea City's fightback against Wigan will mark the start of a change of fortunes for Graham Potter's men.

The Swans had trailed 2-0 at the interval against the Latics, with a Joe Garner brace capitalising on a first-half display in which the home side lacked fluency.

But Swansea were vastly improved in the second half and fought back through a Dan Burn own goal and Mike van der Hoorn's strike to earn a point.

The share of the spoils followed on from defeats to Hull and Aston Villa over the festive period.

And Celina hopes the manner in which Swansea responded to their early setback can help them  get back to winning ways in their first fixture of 2019 at Reading on New Year's Day.

“It was a great second half comeback, but it was not enough," said the Kosovo international.

“We showed big courage as a team to come back the way we did.

“I think it was unfortunate we did not go away with three points.

“We seemed to have a lot of decisions against us.

“We were the better team in the second half and I feel we should have won it.

"We needed a bit of luck that we are not getting at the moment, but hopefully it will come soon."

Celina dropped into a deeper midfield role in the second half against Wigan, and was influential in aiding the Swans' recovery.

“I enjoyed my deeper midfield role in the second half. I just want to have the ball," he said of his positional switch.

“The games continue to come thick and fast. We move on from this to Reading where we go there looking to win.”