Fabianski proud following historic campaign
24th May 2015
Lukasz Fabianski saluted a record-breaking campaign at Swansea City, insisting everyone at the club can be proud of their achievements.
The Swans went down 1-0 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the final day of the season, but it failed to take the gloss of a campaign which saw plenty of club records broken.
Garry Monk's side broke its previous Premier League points record of 47 by picking up 56 in total, while an eighth-place finish was the Swans' highest position since their promotion in 2011.
And Fabianski, who picked up 13 clean sheets during his debut season at the club following a summer switch from Arsenal, was bursting with pride after a sensational campaign.
"It's not the way we wanted to finish the season, but we can be very proud of what we've achieved this season," said the Polish international.
"We started pre-season with all the pundits predicting we'd end up in the relegation zone, but we've finished the campaign in the club's highest position in the Premier League.
"We can be very proud of what we've achieved this season, but there's room for improvement of course, and we will come back in the summer looking to better this year's effort."
Fabianski ended his first season at the Swans with 13 clean sheets, while he picked up three awards in the club's end-of-season function.
The 30-year-old's performances at club level also saw him become the first-choice stopper for his national side.
And he was delighted with his own season with his new club, which saw him finish behind Manchester City stopper Joe Hart in the race for the Golden Glove awards for clean sheets.
"I didn't really talk about the clean sheets, but it would have really crowned my season to have got that award," said Fabianski.
"I have been really pleased with my performances this season, but I know I've got plenty to improve on too next season."
Around 2,800 fans made the trip to South London, with Marouane Chamakh's second-half strike proving the difference.
With every Swans fan getting a free home shirt with each away ticket purchased for this game, there was a great presence in the away end - something which Fabianski and co duly noted.
"There may not have been too much riding on the game, but our supporters came all the way up from Swansea and they were up for it from the off," he added.
"The players really appreciate their support all season, up and down the country. There were almost 3,000 of them packed in that corner, and it was an amazing sight.
"They have stuck by us in every moment, and they've been pushing us on. It's special for us to represent a club like Swansea City when you have fans like we have.
"This has been a memorable season, and hopefully we've given the supporters great memories and a lot of enjoyment over the course of the season."