“Everything has just clicked”

10th April 2019
First team

Oli McBurnie believes Swansea City have clicked into form at the perfect time as the side recorded three wins in a row for the first time in 77 league games thanks to their impressive 3-1 win over Stoke.

The 22-year-old striker added to first-half goals from Daniel James and Mike van der Hoorn as he returned to Graham Potter’s starting XI to find the net for the 19th time this season.

McBurnie hailed the trio of victories as some of the best this campaign and believes the Swans’ team spirit off the pitch is playing a huge part in what they are achieving on it.

“You can see that we are enjoying playing at the minute,” McBurnie said.

“I think we are playing some of the best stuff in the league and that finally we are getting the results the performances deserve.

“It is a real enjoyment to be a part of this team right now. It feels like everything has just clicked. We have been playing some really nice football since the start of the season but were not creating enough chances.

“Now it feels like we can’t stop creating chances. The boys have been playing some unbelievable football and results are starting to come.

“The spirit is a massive part of the success on the pitch at the minute and everyone is enjoying what we are doing.”

The Swans’ victory rounded off a good week in SA1 as they claimed a trio of league wins for the first time in almost two years.

And they now turn their attention to trying to secure a fourth against QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.

And despite some tough results of late, McBurnie feels he and the players always had the belief to turn it around.

“It did not feel like we had lost that many in a row because of the mood of the camp,” he admits. “I think that character among us is testament to the manager and staff.

“Now we want to build on these three wins and I believe we can. We know it is going to be tough with the amount of games we have, but confidence is high.

“Some of the stuff we are playing is tantalising. It is a pleasure to be out there.”