Clement: Spurs effort a sign of progress

16th September 2017
First team

Paul Clement reckons Swansea City are showing signs of progress following their battling goalless draw at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Swans claimed a valuable point thanks to a gallant defensive display at Wembley.

This was the first time in seven Premier League visits to Spurs that the Swans have avoided defeat.

And after the Swans’ two painful defeats against the North London heavyweights last season, Clement reckons today’s stalemate was an indication of the strides his team are making.

“We had a game at the Liberty against Spurs last season where we tried to make it difficult for them,” said the Swans boss.

“In that game we manage to score with a ball over the top and we got to 88 minutes at 1-0.

“They scored, the wind was knocked out of us and we ended up losing 3-1. That can happen at any time when you are playing against the top teams.

“We stopped that happening today. Last season, this team came to Tottenham and lost 5-0. That’s a big turnaround in a season.”