Swans starting to show potential, says Olsson
3rd February 2017
Martin Olsson feels the Swans have already started to show the potential and quality that can steer the club clear of the relegation zone.
The Swedish left-back has tasted success in both of his games since joining the club from Norwich City earlier this month.
Olsson made his debut in the 3-2 victory at Liverpool and followed that up with another starting role in Tuesday night's home victory against Southampton.
Three wins from the last four league matches has moved Paul Clement's side two points clear of 17th placed Crystal Palace.
And Olsson believes key assets shown in those fixtures have proved the Swans have what it takes to move themselves away from the dangerzone.
"Before I even came here, I saw Swansea as a club with a lot of potential and a lot of quality," said the 28-year-old.
"The club wasn't in a great position in the table - I knew I was coming to a club that was in the relegation zone.
"But what I thought of the club before I came here has been proved right. There is a lot of potential and quality within this team.
"We showed that we can go to Anfield and beat Liverpool when no-one expected us to get anything from that game.
"Then we beat Southampton, who are a very strong side from goalkeeper to striker. It's not easy to do that, especially when the pressure is on you.
"Other teams around you start to get results, but you can't let that affect you. We must concentrate only on ourselves, and that's what we'll do."
Next up for the Swans is a trip to Manchester City (1.30pm).
With no points from their previous five visits to the Etihad Stadium, Clement's side are out to break their duck.
And Olsson believes a similar performance from their win at Anfield will be needed this Sunday.
"Manchester City are a top team, and they are very strong at home," he added.
"But we did it at Liverpool, so why not again?
"We will need the same attitude and work rate - we have to be smart in our play.
"We have a game plan and hopefully we will carry that out and get a good result."