Tremmel targeting Euro qualification
10th December 2013
The Swans aim to book their place in the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday, with Gerhard Tremmel insisting: "We want to do it our way."
They head to Switzerland knowing a point against St Gallen (6pm GMT) will secure their qualification for the last 32.
If the Swans lose, Kuban Krasnodar will need to turn around a three-goal deficit and win in Valencia to end the hopes of Michael Laudrup's side.
But Tremmel insists the Swans want to earn qualification through their own performance and result on Thursday night.
"Qualification is in our hands, and that's very important," said Tremmel, who was between the sticks in Monday night's 1-1 draw with Hull City. "Of course, it also depends on how Kuban do in Valencia, but we will only be concentrating on our match.
"We want to qualify for the next round by getting a good result in St Gallen.
"Of course, it won't be easy as it proved when we played them at the Liberty. But the whole squad is determined to go to Switzerland and get the result we need to get through.
"A positive result will give us a good feeling and a bit of momentum for the league game at Norwich on Sunday."
The Swans will be backed by 1,000 supporters at the AFG Arena, which has a capacity of 19,694.
St Gallen, based in northwest Switzerland, is one of the highest cities in the country. And Tremmel added the squad is hoping repay the travelling supporters by hitting the heights in terms of performance.
"As a squad we really appreciate all the support we receive," added the German keeper, who has started three of the last four matches.
"It's an amazing effort by the fans, and the fact we have 1,000 members of the Jack Army travelling to Switzerland - particularly with Christmas around the corner - just shows how great their support is for this club.
"I know they will enjoy their trip because Switzerland is a beautiful country, but hopefully we can get a result that will give them plenty to celebrate on the way home."