Positive approach reaps rewards, says Olsson

5th March 2017

Goalscorer Martin Olsson pointed to Swansea City's positive approach as the key factor behind their last-gasp home win over Burnley.
Paul Clement's side had led 1-0 courtesy of Fernando Llorente's 13th minute header, but were pegged back by a controversial penalty awarded despite replays showing the ball struck the arm of Burnley striker Sam Vokes.
Andre Gray made no mistake from the spot, and the forward gave the Clarets hope of a first away win when he fired them ahead with a fine effort.
But the Swans were rewarded for their efforts when Olsson latched onto Gylfi Sigurdsson's superb flicked pass before unleashing a thunderous left-footed effort into the top corner.
And victory was sealed when Tom Carroll found Llorente, and the big Spaniard headed home his 11th goal of the campaign in additional time to cap off a dramatic afternoon.
Olsson, who now has two goals in six games for the Swans, felt his team-mates' ability to remain positive throughout a topsy-turvy game was essential.

"It was a rollercoaster of a game," he said. "When we went 2-1 down we had to keep our heads up.
"It was tough, but we dug in deep and got the three points at the end.
"When the penalty decision went against us we did not want to feel sorry for ourselves. At half-time we knew we just had to keep going and keep pushing to get the three points.
"We did not want the referee to decide the game, so we just kept going and managed to win the game.
"I was really pleased with my goal, there was good link-up play between Tom and Gylfi. That is how we work in training, it seems to be working well and I hope to get more goals like that this season.
"We want to win every game but we are taking each as they come. It does not matter who we play, we just need to keep working hard.