Leon Britton: Intense training has laid platform for Swansea City's improvement
22nd February 2017
Leon Britton believes Swansea City have become a harder side to beat thanks to Paul Clement's intense training.
Clement made a fine start to life as the Swans' new head coach as he was named January's Manager of the Month following victories at Crystal Palace and Liverpool along with seeing off Southampton at the Liberty.
Another victory over defending Premier League champions Leicester City moved the Swans - bottom of the table when Clement took over - four points clear of the relegation zone.
And Britton points to the work Clement, his staff and the squad have put in on the training ground as the base for the Swans' improved form.
"One of the big things with Paul is that he's very good on the training ground. He's a great coach," said the Swans skipper, who hopes to be fit for Saturday's trip to leaders Chelsea following a back problem.
"You don't work at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea if you're not a good coach.
"Training is varied every day, while it's very intense. It makes it much more enjoyable going into training. Fitness levels have improved too.
"Paul has made us a lot more organised with a good structure.
"Things have been made simpler for each player. Whether it's the right-back, the winger or centre-forward - we all know our job. When the opposition have the ball we know what moves we have to make and the positions we need to be in.
"All of this comes down to the work being put in on the training ground."