'We are ready for the fight'

30th March 2018
First team

Luciano Narsingh insists Swansea City are primed for the final stages of their Premier League survival fight ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Manchester United.

The Swans have hauled themselves right back into the scrap to stay up having taken 18 points from 10 top-flight games since Carlos Carvalhal took charge at the Liberty.

Having looked doomed at Christmas, Carvalhal’s men are now three points and four places clear of the relegation zone.

But with eight fixtures remaining in the 2017-18 league campaign, Narsingh is aware that there is much work to be done.

“When you look at the table, it is very tight,” the winger said.

“We all know we have to take some more points. We know we are not there yet, but we have some confidence because we have been on a good run.

“We have made it difficult for every team to play against us and we feel hungry.

“We know we are playing for the club and for ourselves and our families. We are all fighting together.”

Carvalhal has had a dramatic impact since he was appointed at the end of December.

The Swans were bottom of the table at that stage having taken just 13 points from their first 20 league games of the season.

But they have since chalked up five top-flight victories – plus three draws – to give themselves a chance of remaining in the top flight.

“The manager always wants to fight and always wants to win,” Narsingh added.

“He believes in us right until the last minute of games and he has been very important for us. He believes in our quality and in hard work.

“When we do well, he tells us. If we don’t do well, he tells us what we can do better in a good way. He will lift us up.”

The Swans have a decent record at Old Trafford in recent years, but they will have to do something extraordinary to win tomorrow.

After all, Jose Mourinho’s team have lost just two of their last 42 home league fixtures.

“Of course we know it will be a difficult game,” Narsingh said.

“But I believe that if we work hard and stay compact, anything can happen. It’s a great place to go and play for all of us and you never know what will happen.”