Consecutive wins have boosted confidence, says Carroll
2nd February 2017
Tom Carroll believes the Swans' Anfield antics has given them belief they can break their Premier League duck at Manchester City on Sunday.
The Swans take on Pep Guardiola's side hoping to end their barren spell at the Etihad Stadium, having lost all five Premier League fixtures there.
Last season, the Swans went close to ending that run last season when Bafe Gomis scored a 90th minute equaliser, only for Yaya Toure's shot to deflect off Kelechi Iheanacho in added on time to inflict a cruel defeat.
The last time the Swans were on their travels, Paul Clement's side returned from Liverpool with all three points as the Reds suffered a home defeat for the first time in over a year.
And Carroll feels that result - on top of the midweek home win over Southampton - will give the Swans added confidence going into Sunday's game.
"It's another tough game for us," said Carroll, who is back at the Liberty after joining on a permanent deal from Tottenham earlier this month.
"But we showed by going to Anfield and winning that we are capable of beating the best teams in this league on their own patch.
"Liverpool hadn't lost there in over a year, so that shows how good they were performing on their own patch.
"But we did what we needed to do, everyone stuck to their tasks and we got a win when some pundits wouldn't have expected us to.
"We gained a lot of confidence from that game and the victory over Southampton too, so we are looking to make it a third straight win."
Carroll was one of three January signings at the Liberty, with left-back Martin Olsson and winger Luciano Narsingh also added to the squad.
The midfielder made his second debut in the win at Liverpool and made a stunning assist for Fernando Llorente's second goal.
Back in SA1 following a loan spell during the 2014-15 season, Carroll is enjoying life at the Liberty.
"It was great to make my second home debut in midweek," said Carroll
"I'm pleased to have picked up two wins in my first two games back here.
"Martin has done very well too, while Luciano made a great impact by setting up Gylfi's winner.
"It is important to get off to a quick start at your new club as we don't have time to hang around with the position we are in.
"Hopefully we can make more of an impact on Sunday."