Swansea City captain Jack Cork: We're moving in right direction
1st February 2017
Captain Jack Cork believes the Swans are moving in the right direction after they secured a third victory in four league games thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson's winner against Southampton.
The Swans ensured it was a profitable January as they beat Crystal Palace, Liverpool and the Saints, while a home defeat to Arsenal was the only setback.
Their rise in form has seen Paul Clement's side move out of the relegation zone - two points above Palace, who themselves picked up three vital points on Tuesday night after beating Bournemouth.
And Cork believes the Swans' recent form underlines the team is making progress under Clement.
"It has been a good four games for us now. Three wins out of four looks like we are going in the right direction," said Cork.
"Recent results have given us a lot of confidence. The first part of the season has been tough, but it feels like we are more organised and doing things the right way.
"We feel a lot more organised and we are confident we can keep our shape.
"It was a good performance on Tuesday night - we kept the right shape and we deserved the win.
"Against Palace, Liverpool and Southampton we conceded, but we did not let that affect the result overall. That is the real difference and it shows we are not giving up and will fight towards the end of the season."
The Swans took a first-half lead thanks to Alfie Mawson's header from a Sigurdsson corner.
But despite seeing Shane Long level the scores before the hour mark, up popped Sigurdsson as he volleyed home a stunning effort after being teed up by debutant Luciano Narsingh.
And Cork was full of praise for Sigurdsson, who joins top scorer Fernando Llorente on eight goals for the season.
"That goal only sums up Gylfi's talent," beamed Cork. "It is a goal I don't think many other people would score. It was behind him on his left foot - but that's what Gylfi is about."
The Swans now head to Manchester City on Sunday as they target a first ever point at the Etihad Stadium.
And Cork feels their good form will give them confidence of breaking their duck at the Etihad.
"Manchester City might be a bit similar to the Liverpool game, we go there trying to get a result," he said. "We are full of confidence and if we play like we have in the last few games then I am sure we can get a result."