Curt: We can cope with hectic schedule
7th December 2013
Alan Curtis believes the buzz created following the win over Newcastle will help Swansea City cope with the demanding week ahead.
Michael Laudrup's side take in three games in the space of a week as both domestic and European commitments are on the Swans' agenda.
Hull City visit the Liberty on Monday night before the focus turns to the final Group A tie with St Gallen in Switzerland on Thursday. League matters then take centre stage as the week ends with a trip to Norwich City on Sunday.
It promises to be a big week for the squad, but First Team Coach Curt feels the positivity following the 3-0 victory over Newcastle on Wednesday night will help the whole club deal with the demands of such a busy schedule.
"It's a very busy week for us and it is difficult to put into words how demanding it is on the players and coaching staff," said Curt.
"We have three games in the space of seven days and when you consider the different styles of the opposition and the demands physically on the players, then it's an energy-sapping week.
"But I could feel the excitement at the training ground following the win over Newcastle - there was a massive buzz around the squad.
"You get that feeling after a good win, and I think that's vital for us considering the week ahead."
The Swans will be looking to pass the 20-point mark on Monday when Steve Bruce's Hull arrive in South West Wales.
Victory would move Laudrup's side onto 21 points from 15 games, while the Great Dane knows just a point is required in St Gallen if his team are to progress into the last 32 of the Europa League.
And Curt is confident the Swans can cope with the demands and expectation over the next week.
"It's an important period for us but the whole squad are confident and looking forward to the challenge that lies in front of them," added Curt.
"If we could get over the 20-point mark on Monday then that would be a good achievement for us after just 15 games.
"But we know that will be another tough night for us because Hull have already shown what they are capable of in this division.
"And then we have European commitments after that, and it will be a big test for us out in Switzerland too.
"We know we will get immense support that night - I've heard we are taking a lot of fans out there - so we will be looking to repay them by qualifying for the next round.
"So it's a massive week for us and it's one we are really looking forward to."