'Every game is massive for us now'

29th December 2017
First team

Federico Fernandez reckons every game from here on in this season will be crucial to Swansea City’s bid for Premier League survival.

The Swans are five points adrift of safety ahead of this weekend's trip to Watford.

But having been a central figure in the Swans side which pulled off a dramatic push for survival, Fernandez is looking for more of the same in 2017-18.

“Every single game is massive for us now,” the defender said. “I think we need to win eight or nine games to give us a chance to stay in the Premier League.

“We have enough games to show fight, which is the minimum we can give on the pitch for this club.

“We need to believe, work hard together and take it game by game and see what happens.

“We were in the same situation last season and know that two or three games can change everything.

“The important thing is that we focus on ourselves. As long as you win games, you don’t need to worry about the other teams.”

The Swans are aiming to hit the ground running under new boss Carlos Carvalhal when they travel to Vicarage Road tomorrow.

Fernandez has captained the team on several occasions this season in the absence of Leon Britton and Angel Rangel, and is desperate to play his part in a revival.

“We must go to Watford and try to win,” he insisted. “We are five points adrift and we need to get some on the board.

“Watford are a tough team. They are very organised and fight for every single ball. I hope we can put them in a difficult situation.

“I want to push the team in the right direction and ensure they keep their concentration for the full 90 minutes.”