Jack Cork: It's great to see Swansea City fans smiling
14th February 2017
Jack Cork admits Swansea City's players are feeling emotional as they push for Premier League survival.
The Swans have climbed to 15th place in the table - their best position since September - after beating Leicester City last weekend.
At the turn of the year, the Swans were bottom of the league and four points adrift of safety.
But since Paul Clement was appointed on January 3, the Swans have chalked up four wins in six top-flight games to breathe life into their bid to avoid the drop.
And Cork, who has worn the captain's armband throughout Clement's reign, says the upturn in form has transformed the mood in the Swans dressing room.
"We were bottom of the league not so long ago and we have been written off for most of the season," he said.
"But we have turned things around and to see everyone happy and behind us again is quite emotional for all the players because we were in a bad position just a few weeks ago.
"To move up to 15th place is a big achievement for us - although we all know there is still a lot of work to be done.
"We have had a tough few months, but it is a great feeling for everyone to start winning games again. It makes everyone's weekend and we want that feeling to continue."
Defeat by Bournemouth on New Year's Eve - the game which marked the midway point in the season - left the Swans with just 12 points from the first 19 league fixtures of the campaign.
They have since banked a further 12 points from just six more top-flight matches.
The Leicester triumph was a major boost for Clement's side, who are healthily placed as they prepare for a return to action against leaders Chelsea a week on Saturday.
"Hopefully the Leicester result can be a key point in our season," Cork added.
"We have had a really great spell since the win at Crystal Palace. We are working hard, everyone believes in each other and we are playing with much more confidence at the minute.
"Defensively we are a lot more organised. I think we deserve the success we've had because we are working really hard, and fair play to the lads who got the goals against Leicester.
"We held our shape well when we went two goals up and I think we deserved the win.
"I think having that belief has turned us around. In every game we are focusing on the performance, not the result, and that is paying off for us."