Fede sets sights on West Brom

2nd April 2018
First team

Federico Fernandez has set his sights on a positive result at West Brom as Swansea City bid to push on in their Premier League survival fight.

The Swans lost for only the third time in the top flight in Carlos Carvalhal’s three-month Liberty reign as they went down 2-0 at Manchester United on Saturday.

But despite the defeat, Carvalhal’s men emerged from Old Trafford with some credit after a courageous second-half display.

And Fernandez believes the key for the Swans now is to keep the ball rolling when they go to The Hawthorns next Saturday.

“We keep challenging in every single game for every point,” the Swans skipper said.

“We have to keep doing that in every game for the rest of the season, and our next game, against West Brom, is massive for us.

“We knew it would be hard to go to Manchester United and take a point.

“What we must look to recover well and get something from next weekend’s game.”

The United loss saw the Swans drop a place in the table, but they remain outside the relegation places ahead of the trip to West Brom, who are currently bottom of the pile.

And though they were outplayed in the first half at Old Trafford, the Swans took heart from their efforts after the break.

“We played better in the second half – we created better chances in front of goal,” Fernandez added.

“We made the first half difficult for ourselves. They put the ball in behind us and got the early goal.

“We are happier with our second-half performance. We were able to play more our style in the second half.

“We fought to stay in the game in the first half. We showed good character after the break and challenged them more.

“We have to carry on like that when we play West Brom.”