"Our attitude and desire is not in doubt"

22nd February 2019
First team

Graham Potter says Swansea City’s ability to turn games around this season is a sign of the attitude and desire of his young squad.

The Swans’ 4-1 victory over Brentford in the fifth round of the FA Cup last weekend saw them once again recover from a losing position to come out on top.

It was the fifth time this season that Potter’s side had trailed before going on to take the win.

One of those occasions came against Saturday’s opponents, Sheffield Wednesday.

The Swans fell behind to a Marco Matias strike back in December, only for Bersant Celina and Wayne Routledge to net.

And, as his side prepare to face the Owls in the return fixture at Hillsborough on Saturday (3pm), Potter believes the spirit and togetherness of his side is not in doubt.

“We have been able to do it a few times and it is a good quality have, it is not easy to turn any game around,” he said.

“You cannot have 90 minutes all your own way in football, there are times when you have to suffer, and that’s the test for the younger players because it is new to them.

“If you have a team of 28 or 29-year-old Championship players that are used to seeing out those periods, it is different.

“It shows the one thing you cannot doubt about these players is their attitude towards each other and being part of the team, and that was one of the things we spoke about wanting to do at the start of the season.

“It’s a credit to the players, they try their best no matter what. Their honesty and desire to try their best cannot be questioned and that is indicated in our results.

“The players get each other through tough moments, and any team has to have that.”