'This is a massive game for us'

18th December 2017
First team

Roque Mesa has called on Swansea City to rise to the occasion when they face Everton at Goodison Park tonight (8pm).

The Swans are bottom of the Premier League table with 12 points from 17 games as they get set to take on the resurgent Toffees, who are on a run of three wins in four matches under Sam Allardyce.

Roque Mesa has returned to the side in recent weeks, playing in four of the Swans’ last five matches, including the 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion and the 4-0 defeat to runaway leaders Manchester City.

And the midfielder has urged his team-mates to bounce back from the City loss by getting some valuable points on the board this evening.

“This is a massive game for us. We need to pick up points because we are bottom and we need to improve our position,” he said.

“Everton have a new manager and their players have done very well under him – you can see their confidence has grown since he joined.

“But we did well against West Brom and picked up three points, which was very important.

“Then we faced Manchester City and they proved too good for us. They are the best team in the league, and unfortunately, we couldn’t match them on the night. 

“But now we will refocus and concentrate on Everton and getting a good result there.”