'We all have a part to play going forward'

1st October 2017
First team

Leon Britton reckons every Swansea City player must play a part in increasing the team’s attacking threat.

The Swans drew a blank for the fifth time in seven league games this season as they went down 1-0 at West Ham United.

Paul Clement’s men had plenty of possession at the London Stadium, particularly in the first half, but managed only one shot on target throughout the game.

That meant Diafra Sakho’s 90th-minute strike was enough to condemn the Swans to defeat.

And Britton accepts that Clement’s side must offer more going forward if they are to progress in the Premier League this season.

“Defensively we have done pretty well – we have had three clean sheets away from home and we almost had another one at West Ham,” the Swans skipper said.

“But goals win you games. We have to be honest and say we have to be better going forward. We need to create more and we need to be more clinical when we do create.

“It’s difficult to keep clean sheets all the time with the quality you are up against in the Premier League. The fact is that teams are going to create chances against you because there are a lot of talented attacking players around.

“That means we need to start scoring some more goals to give ourselves a chance of winning games every week. We have to do better.”