'Six points are massive'

31st January 2018
First team

Sam Clucas believes Swansea City have reaped the rewards of their recent performances after they climbed out of the bottom three in the Premier League.

The midfielder scored twice as Carlos Carvalhal’s men followed up their memorable 1-0 victory over Liverpool by coming from behind to see off Arsenal 3-1 at the Liberty.

Clucas reckons adapting an attacking style of play was key to beating the Gunners, but insists the Swans must remain focused and continue to produce inspired displays.

“We’ve had tough games back-to-back and, fortunately, come away with six points,” he said. “We’ve put the performances in and everything’s changed under the new gaffer. 

“The performances have been coming but we’ve been unlucky with the result a few times, but they’re starting to come now.

“We tried to impose the Swansea way and play some football, which I think we did. We had a few chances in the first half where we could’ve scored a few goals, and we continued that in the second half. I thought we deserved the win.

“It’s massive for our confidence. Every win breeds confidence and takes a huge weight off your shoulders. 

“We didn’t want to be stuck at the bottom and be seven or eight points adrift. We just need to concentrate on continuing to put in performances like that.”