Trundle confident Swans will soar
22nd January 2014
Swans legend Lee Trundle is confident good times are just around the corner as the club aim to steer away from the Barclays Premier League danger zone.
The Swans have endured a tough run in the top flight recently, with matches against Manchester City, Chelsea Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur over the last few weeks.
Michael Laudrup's side are just three points ahead of the relegation zone and, following this weekend's trip to Championship side Birmingham City in the FA Cup, the Swans face a crucial run of fixtures against Fulham, West Ham, Cardiff City and Stoke.
But Trundle, now club ambassador at the Liberty, believes Laudrup's side will end their winless streak and climb up the league table.
"Our form has not been as good as we would have wanted at home," said Trundle, who scored 91 goals in 194 appearances for the Swans during two separate spells at the club.
"It's been a shame because the performances haven't been as bad as the results suggest, it's just getting the rub of the green here and there that has often been the difference.
"We understand we have to put that right, but we have had some of the toughest fixtures you can get in the Premier League during the last month.
"And, while we wouldn't want to make any excuses, the lengthy injury list has certainly hit us hard. We have been up against the top teams without key players, so it will be a big boost when the likes of Pablo Hernandez, Nathan Dyer, Michel Vorm and Jonathan de Guzman return very soon, with Michu close behind.
"But the next four league games are matches in which we can pick up some very important points and push up the league. I'm confident we will do that."
Trundle, a fan favourite amongst the Jack Army, also underlined the importance of the club's supporters during this testing time.
Having entertained the crowd with his mesmerising tricks during his career with the Swans, Trundle feels the energy and backing from the Swans fans can play a big part in changing the team's fortunes.
"A run of results like we have had can affect you as a player, and that's when you need the backing of your supporters," he added.
"I thought last Sunday - against Spurs - our support was excellent. We were 3-0 down at one point, but the fans were proudly singing away and showing their support instead of kicking their heels and feeling sorry for themselves.
"That is what we need - everyone pushing in the right direction and giving everything they have got for the cause.
"That shows how much our supporters understand this club. They understand where we have come from, they appreciate the way in which we look to play, and as a footballer you can't ask for much more than that. The energy can translate from the supporters to the players - I can say that from experience.
"At most clubs, if you were 3-0 down at home then you'd be booed, and there's nothing worse than that for a footballer. It hurts so much.
"But I know the players in our dressing room are desperate to put things right, get positive results and start moving up the table.
"We have the right quality on the pitch and the leaders within the dressing room to turn things around. I'm certain of that.
"After the FA Cup game this Saturday at Birmingham, it will be crunch time for us, but I'm confident the players will turn it around."