Jordi targeting maximum points
24th April 2014
Jordi Amat has targeted maximum points in the next two games as Swansea City look to secure their Premier League status - starting with the visit of Aston Villa on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans welcome Villa to the Liberty before hosting Southampton a week later in their penultimate game of the season.
Garry Monk's side took a giant step towards survival with a last-gasp victory at Newcastle last weekend - a result that lifted them six points clear of the relegation zone.
But the Swans could mathematically secure their place in the top-flight for a fourth consecutive season with victory over Villa, coupled with other results going their way.
And Amat is hoping that the squad can achieve their aims with victory over both Aston Villa and Southampton.
"It's been a hard season," said the defender. "We have played a lot of games and had a lot of injuries. The Premier League is the best in the world and it's not easy to win games.
"We got three important points last week, and we now have two games at home that we know are important for the fans.
"We want to save our season, stay in the league and finish as high as possible."
"Saturday should be a good game because they (Aston Villa) will want to win as well. It's a big opportunity for us and we know that if we win we could be safe."
Amat is again expected to partner Ashley Williams in central defence as Chico Flores serves the second of a two-match ban.
The 22-year-old is in his debut season in English football following his move from Espanyol last summer, and has made 27 appearances so far.
And he hailed the togetherness of the Swans squad as they prepare for the final three games of what has been a gruelling campaign.
"We get on very, very well," said Amat. "It's normal with a squad of 25 that some days you will argue, but everyone wants the best for the team and for the club.
"We are just thinking about winning the game this weekend and everyone is ready to play. All we want is to win this week and try to be safe.
"The job is not finished yet and we want to finish as high as possible."