Gylfi: Win is huge confidence boost
10th December 2016
Gylfi Sigurdsson is backing Swansea City to put a run of results together for the first time this season on the back of their 3-0 demolition of Sunderland.
The Swans were left licking their wounds after last weekend's 5-0 beating at Tottenham Hotspur.
But they responded to that result in the best possible way - by chalking up their most comprehensive victory of a difficult campaign.
It is now two wins in three games for Bob Bradley's team, who face back-to-back away fixtures at West Brom and Middlesbrough over the next seven days.
And Sigurdsson reckons the Swans now have the belief to back up the Sunderland success.
"This is just one win, but we have not won 3-0 in a long time so the result gives us a huge confidence boost," he said.
"We can build on this result. We have performed well in three out of last four games and we must take this performance into our games against Middlesbrough and West Brom.
"It was important to get that win after the performance against Tottenham.
"It was good for the team to get three points and a clean sheet."
Sigurdsson was once again at the centre of much of the Swans' attacking play.
The Icelander set the ball rolling with a penalty - his sixth goal of the season - and also claimed an assist as Fernando Llorente netted the Swans' second of the afternoon.
The spot-kick was a key moment in the game, but Sigurdsson insisted he was not ruffled.
"No, there were no nerves at all when I stepped up to take that penalty," he said.
"It was a great chance to put us ahead and that got the momentum going for us to take the win.
"It was great to get a goal from a set-piece for the second goal, and it was an important moment for Fernando as well.
"It was off the training pitch - some of them come off, others don't. The big thing about the second goal was the timing."
Sigurdsson saluted Llorente, who nodded home the Swans' third goal to round off victory.
He added: "Fernando is a player who has a lot of confidence at the minute. His knee injury at the beginning of the season meant it has taken him a while to get up and running.
"If you look at his career he has scored goals and won trophies, so he is a very important player for us this season."