'It's all eyes on Huddersfield now'

5th March
First team

Mike van der Hoorn insists it is all eyes on Huddersfield Town as Swansea City get back to work after their rousing win over West Ham.

Carlos Carvalhal’s men banked their seventh straight home victory in all competitions as they thumped the Hammers 4-1.

The Swans’ most emphatic top-flight win in 21 months has lifted them up to the dizzy heights of 13th in the Premier League table.

But according to van der Hoorn, Carvalhal’s players are well aware that they have achieved nothing yet.

“We were delighted with the West Ham win – 4-1 is a big result for us and it was a very important result,” the defender said.

“But the table is so tight. If we have a bad result next week then we can drop down again, so we have to try to make sure that does not happen.

“When the teams are so close together, we have to focus on every game we play and try to take points from every one of them. If we do that, we will be okay.”

The Swans will look to make it two wins from two over Huddersfield this season when they go to the John Smith’s Stadium this Saturday.

But the Terriers, who are level on points with the Swans, will be also desperate for victory as they welcome a direct rival in the scrap to stay up.

The Swans lost on the road for the first time under Carvalhal at Brighton nine days ago, and are hunting success away from the Liberty having been so formidable on their own patch of late.

“Our home form has been very good,” van der Hoorn added.

“The supporters have been very good for us, backing us from the first minute right up until the 95th minute.

“We have to try to keep that good run going at home and also pick up points away from home.”

There were impressive performances across the Swans team in the West Ham win, with van der Hoorn continuing his strong season.

As well as a solid defensive effort, the Dutchman nodded home his first goal of the campaign.

“I have played more games and that has helped me,” he said.

“I have played regularly and that’s how you improve, because it’s difficult when you are in and out of the side.”