'We can bounce back'

25th May 2018
First team

Alan Curtis is backing Swansea City to rediscover their football philosophy and bounce back in the Championship next season.

Swans legend Curtis, who played more than 350 games for the club, reckons the club must look positively towards 2018-19 despite their relegation from the Premier League.

“We have loved the last seven years of being in the Premier League,” he said.

“The last 10 years of football at Swansea City have been fabulous. It has been the golden time in the club’s history.

“But we have been in this position before so there is no reason why we can’t bounce back.

“The Championship is a very tough league with some big clubs. The important thing now is to appoint a new manager and focus on getting our recruitment right next season.”

Curtis believes the drop into the second tier of English football could help the Swans as they attempt to re-establish their possession-based style.

“Dropping down a division could give us a chance to re-find our football philosophy,” he added.

“The Premier League is results driven and I think that is why we may have gone away from our identity a little bit over the last few years.

“We need to get back to our principles, find our way of playing and slowly rebuild. If we can do that I think we can challenge next year.”