Fernandez: Making history is our motivation
17th April 2015
Federico Fernandez says the chance to make history is the squad's motivation ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash against Leicester City (3pm).
The Swans head to the King Power Stadium knowing a draw or win would see them set a new club-record points tally in the Premier League.
Last weekend's draw with Everton saw Garry Monk's men move onto 47 points - their previous best total which was achieved in 2011-12.
They now face a Leicester side who have won back-to-back league games against West Ham and West Brom to move within just three points of safety.
But Fernandez is focussed on making history on Saturday with just six league games remaining this season.
"It's very important for everyone at the club," said the Argentina international. "That is the motivation for us now, going into Saturday's game and beyond - maybe then we can look at going past 50 points.
"Leicester have won their last two games and are in a good moment right now. They need the points but we can go there and play our game under no pressure. I'm sure we can go there, attack them and get a positive result.
"They will be difficult to play against but we are also playing well at the moment and I'm very happy with the team."
He added: "We were a little disappointed not to win against Everton. In the first half especially, we had two or three good opportunities to score.
"But it was also a good point in the end because Everton are a very good team and tough to play against.
"Losing Bafe to injury wasn't good, but it is a chance now for someone else to come in and help the team."