Marc Guehi QPR

Marc Guehi | There's no room for complacency

27th December 2020
First team

Marc Guehi insists there will be no complacency at Swansea City despite Steve Cooper’s men climbing to second in the Championship table with victory at Queens Park Rangers.

The Swans ensured the Jack Army enjoyed a slightly belated Christmas present of three points thanks to goals from Andre Ayew and Jamal Lowe.

The halfway point of the season is fast approaching – Swansea have played 21 of the 46-game itinerary – and history suggests the teams in the upper reaches of the table at the turn of the year are firmly in promotion contention.

But there are no such thoughts among the squad, with defender Guehi only viewing the current situation as a staging post from which to attack the rest of the season.

“We’ve got a good foundation to build on,” said the on-loan Chelsea centre-half.

“There is definitely no complacency with any of the boys because we know how tough this league is and the turnaround of games.

“If we just keep focusing on the next game, anything is possible in this league.”

Guehi helped the Swans keep a 12th clean sheet of the season in west London.

It was their fifth in the last six games and they have still conceded just 12 goals in 21 Championship games this season.

Marc Guehi QPR

It’s a remarkable record, the best in the top four divisions in English football.

And Guehi was quick to point out the credit should not just go to the defenders and goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

“I think it’s a fantastic achievement – not just for us as defenders and Freddie in goal, but for the whole team,” he said.

“Starting from the front, this team really works hard – the boys up front and in midfield working together to build a wall.

“It’s helping us build a foundation to go on and try to win games.

“As defenders we have Ryan’s experience and help in training and games, which is fantastic.

“It’s not just Ben (Cabango) and I; there’s Kyle (Naughton) and Joel (Latibeaudiere) when they come in.

“Anyone that comes into this team can really thrive and build on what the boys have done already and come in and feel quite comfortable.

“In this game we knew they’d come out quite fast and they did. I think we handled it quite well; we were resilient, we fought and came away with a win at a tough place, so all credit to the boys.”