Villa clash the biggest of the season, says Guidolin
17th March 2016
Francesco Guidolin says Swansea City are preparing for their biggest game of the season against Aston Villa on Saturday (5.30pm).
The Swans welcome bottom-of-the-table Villa to the Liberty Stadium as they look to bounce back from last weekend's defeat against Bournemouth.
Victory would see Guidolin's men move 11 points clear of danger with seven games to go, while Villa are in desperate need of points in their battle for survival.
Remi Garde's side have suffered five straight defeats in the league and have won just three matches all season.
"We have an important game on Saturday, and it the most important game of the season for us," said Guidolin.
"We have to play well and we hope to get a good result to take into the last part of the season. But we have to just focus on this game because it won't be easy.
"I know their situation, and I know how difficult matches like this can be. But I hope to see my team play well, with concentration and intensity."
Guidolin, meanwhile, will return to the dugout on Saturday after missing the last three matches through illness.
And the head coach was also full of praise for Gylfi Sigurdsson, who became Swansea's top scorer this season after scoring against Bournemouth last weekend.
"Gylfi is an important player for us," he said. "He's a number 10 with many qualities, he's very clever and during this period he's scored many goals and I'm happy for him."
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