Pablo Hernandez insists Swansea City are determined to finish the season on a winning note
10th May 2014
Pablo Hernandez insists the Swans have one clear focus ahead of Sunday's final league fixture at Sunderland - finish on a winning note.
The curtain comes down on the 2013-14 campaign this weekend with the Swans heading to the Stadium of Light for their remaining Barclays Premier League match.
Garry Monk, officially named first-team manager this week, has already guided his side to victory in the North East having won 2-1 in Newcastle last month.
Sunderland, meanwhile, have secured their top-flight status after Gus Poyet led his side to four consecutive victories.
There will be a party atmosphere at the Stadium of Light on Sunday after the Black Cats became only the second team to beat the drop after being bottom at Christmas.
But Hernandez revealed the Swans are keen to sign off their own season in a winning fashion and complete the campaign in 12th spot.
"It's the last game of the season and we want to finish off by winning three more points," said the 29-year-old.
"We also want to make up for last week's result - losing in the last minute to Southampton in the final home match of the season was very disappointing.
"This will be a very tough game though because they are in fantastic form and they have a lot of belief.
"Sunderland have got themselves out of trouble under Gus Poyet with a brilliant run or results, and they will be looking to get another win to finish their season.
"But it's important to us that we get three points for the supporters. They are travelling a long way for this game and we want to thank them by winning the game.
"We took a lot of support to Newcastle when we won up there, and hearing our fans singing their hearts out in the top corner of the stand really pushed us on to get the winning goal in the last minute.
"Some people may think there's nothing on this game because we are safe, but our squad have a real determination to win.
"We know that three points could see us finish in 12th position, and that would be a good season for us considering we got to the last 32 in the Europa League.
"To finish the season in a positive way will give us all a good feeling going into the summer."