Marc Guehi | Plenty of positives to take into Wycombe game

22nd September 2020
First team
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Marc Guehi believes Swansea City have plenty of positives to take into their weekend clash with Wycombe, despite being frustrated not to already have six points on the board.

Steve Cooper’s side have made an unbeaten start to the season having beaten Preston on the opening weekend, before drawing with Birmingham at the Liberty Stadium.

Guehi looked as though he was about to snatch a dramatic victory for the Swans in the latter game, only for his late volley to be well saved by Neil Etheridge in the Blues’ goal.

It ensured the game ended goalless, with Swansea not able to make the breakthrough despite having the better of the contest in terms of possession and territory.

Cooper and his players were disappointed not to open their home campaign with a win, but defender Guehi feels there are still plus points to take forward.

“It’s early on and we know it’s a completely new season, but we want to build and being up there again is a real goal for us as a team,” said the on-loan Chelsea defender.

“Birmingham was a tough game, but there are positives to build on. Hopefully with the right quality and mentality – which I know we have in this squad – the play-offs will be a realistic goal for us.

Guehi v Birmingham

“I thought my shot at the end was going in, and it was a tough game against tough opposition.

“We pushed and we pushed and we could definitely have won the game at the end, but it’s just unfortunate. It’s something we need to build on as a team moving forward.”

Guehi is at the start of his second loan spell in SA1, have performed impressively during the closing stages of last season as the Swans surged into the play-off.

And the England Under-21 international has revealed how both he and his parent club were convinced another stint with Swansea would be the right thing for his development.

“I went back to Chelsea and trained a little bit. There were a few sessions and I had a little word with a few of the people higher up there to hear their thoughts on me and what I’d done last season,” he added.

“We all came to an agreement Swansea was the best place for me. There are people at Chelsea who are in charge of the loan players like Carlo Cudicini and Claude Makelele, so I spoke to them. They deal with a lot of the first-team boys.

“It’s always great to be playing games, the challenge is for me to improve on that.”