Dramatic win can be "turning point" for us, says Swansea City midfielder Leroy Fer
26th November 2016
Leroy Fer reckons Swansea City's extraordinary win over Crystal Palace can be a turning point in their season.
The Swans' ended their long search for a first home win of a difficult campaign in sensational fashion.
There was agony for Bob Bradley's men when they saw a 3-1 lead turn into a 4-3 deficit in the last 15 minutes of perhaps the most topsy-turvy game the Liberty has ever witnessed.
But two last-gasp strikes from Fernando Llorente saw the tables turn again - and saw the Swans climb off the bottom of the Premier League.
Now Fer, who netted twice himself, reckons Bradley's men can build on a famous win.
"This result is a good springboard this season, we have to keep going and moving forward," the Dutchman said.
"The result is a huge lift for us at the end of a crazy game.
"To come back from 1-0 down to go 3-1 up and then to go behind again before winning the way we did was dramatic.
"It was heartache for us when Everton equalised late on last week, but we felt pure ecstasy today.
"We kept believing and we got a deserved win."
The Swans were undone too easily by Palace and, despite the euphoria of victory, Fer acknowledges that Bradley's men must improve.
"We have to defend much better," he added.
"We should not have given our 3-1 lead away and there are still areas we need to work on, because we cannot keep giving away leads like that.
"But the main thing is we showed character and stuck together to get this result.
"The fans helped us this this win, they helped drive us forward. I am so happy and this win is a big relief for everyone."
Fer's double strike means he is the Swans' top scorer with six goals, one more than Gylfi Sigurdsson, who got the ball rolling against Palace with a superb free-kick.
He added: "That's six goals now. I was a little bit lucky today to get the rebounds, but they all count.
"it was great to see Fernando score too. He is a top striker and was magnificent when he came on today. It was because of him I scored my first."