Gylfi Sigurdsson: Swansea City are on the up
15th October 2016
Gylfi Sigurdsson has revealed that Swansea City's players are loving life under Bob Bradley - and he is convinced a good run is just around the corner.
Bradley's first game as Swans boss ended in an entertaining 3-2 defeat at Arsenal, but Sigurdsson believes the signs are positive as the team look to turn their fortunes around.
"The boys really like the new manager," the Iceland star said. "Training has been good since he came in - really hard and really sharp.
"I think we have improved since he arrived and I think if we keep performing like we did today in the next few games, we are going to start picking up a few wins."
Sigurdsson's third goal of the season brought the Swans back into the game at Arsenal after two goals from Theo Walcott.
Mesut Ozil made it 3-1 early in the second half, but Borja's first Swans goal set up a tense finale in which Arsenal, who had Granit Xhaka sent off, were hanging on.
"We are disappointed not to get something," Sigurdsson added.
"We put a lot of pressure on, especially in the last 20 minutes after the red card.
"It was a very exciting game to watch probably, with five goals and a red card.
"Overall we are a bit disappointed, but then we could have conceded a couple more.
"There were encouraging signs. It's never easy coming here. Even though we were 2-0 down we kept going, and after 20 minutes we started playing better football.
"The goal gave us a lift. We were disappointed with their third goal, but we got back into it again.
"We put a lot of pressure on and had a couple of chances to make it 3-3."
Borja's maiden strike in English football was a boost for the Swans, while Mo Barrow produced another menacing display on the right flank.
"Mo was very good," Sigurdsson said.
"He is so quick that anyone is going to struggle against him. When he runs at you, you are in trouble.
"And it's massive for Borja to get his first goal. Hopefully it's the first of many for us."