Tammy's looking up

23rd March
First team

Tammy Abraham reckons Swansea City must keep looking up as they bid to pull clear of the Premier League relegation battle.

The Swans are three points clear of the drop zone thanks to a dramatic upturn in form under Carlos Carvalhal.

Having taken a meagre 13 points from their first 20 league games of the season, the Swans have banked another 18 from only 10 top-flight outings since Carvalhal’s appointment to give themselves a genuine chance of dodging the drop.

The Swans face a tricky trip to second-placed Manchester United next, while they must also face Manchester City and Chelsea before the season ends.

But with fixtures to come against West Brom, Everton, Bournemouth, Stoke and Southampton, the Swans squad believe they can survive.

“Things are looking brighter,” Abraham said.

“We are playing with confidence and we have started to show what we are truly made of.

“It was tough when we were losing a lot of games, but we knew we had to stick together and that is what we have been doing. We have been fighting.

“It is tight at the bottom, so we can never stop fighting or take our foot off the gas.

“We have to go into every game believing we can win it. We don’t look down – we just have to keep looking up.”

Abraham is currently away on England Under-21 duty, with games against Romania in Wolverhampton tomorrow and Ukraine in Sheffield on Tuesday on the agenda before he returns to Swans training.

With Jordan Ayew suspended, the striker could be in contention for a recall to Carvalhal’s Premier League starting side at Old Trafford in eight days’ time.

Having joined the Swans on loan from Chelsea last summer, Abraham admits he has had some high points and some more difficult moments in SA1.

And he is hoping to chip in with a few more goals between now and the end of the season as he bids to ensure his year in Wales ends well.

“I feel as though my first professional season in the Premier League has gone well for me,” he added.

“I’ve come from the Championship to the Premier League and I have learnt a lot, but I would like to think this move is continuing to push me and making me better for the future.

“I would like to score a couple more goals this season and obviously I want to make sure Swansea stay in this league.”