Paul Clement has had Swansea City impact
7th January 2017
Kristoffer Nordfeldt reckons the appointment of Paul Clement has lifted Swansea City.
Clement's first game in charge ended in FA Cup defeat at Hull City as the Swans failed to take their chances and then paid the price when the Tigers struck two late goals.
Despite the loss, Nordfeldt believes new head coach Clement has had an immediate effect on his new club.
"For sure we can see positives under the new boss," said the Swans goalkeeper, who started in place of Lukasz Fabianski at Hull.
"It is very clear what he demands from us, and I think even though he has only been at the club for a few days, he has had a positive impact.
"You saw the result against Crystal Palace was good and now we have to try to build on that when we get back into the league games."
Nordfeldt was encouraged by aspects of the Swans' display at the KCOM Stadium.
Ki Sung-Yueng - twice - ad Nathan Dyer both went close to scoring before Abel Hernandez put Hull in front 12 minutes from time.
Fernando Llorente then drew a smart save from Hull keeper Eldin Jakupovic before Josh Tymon made it 2-0 with almost the last kick of the tie.
"I thought we controlled the game well until they scored, then they got another when we were chasing the equaliser," Nordfeldt added.
"I thought on the ball we were good, but it's deeply disappointing.
"In a way it feels like the same old story that we have seen this season. We have spells where we are quite sharp and bright, but then they got into our box and we conceded.
"Especially on the ball, we can take a lot from this. Off the ball we were in control. We were compact and the shape was good.
"It feels difficult now but there are positives there."