'We can feel the fans' support'

26th March 2018
First team

Federico Fernandez has revealed how the Jack Army are playing their part in Swansea City’s quest for Premier League survival.

The final push to maintain top-flight status begins when the Swans go to Manchester United this coming Saturday.

And Fernandez says Carlos Carvalhal’s squad will head north in buoyant mood thanks in no small part to the backing of their fans.

“You can feel when you are around the city everyone wants to help us and support us,” the Swans captain said.

“That’s massive because it makes us more relaxed on the pitch and it helps us concentrate on playing our football.

“We have eight finals in front of us and we have to try to compete and play good football in every one of them.

“Knowing we have the supporters behind us makes that a lot easier.”

The Swans face a stern examination against Jose Mourinho’s second-placed United side.

But Carvalhal’s men can take confidence from their excellent league form since the Portuguese took charge at the end of December.

The Swans have taken 18 points from Carvalhal’s 10 league games to date to haul themselves off the bottom and into contention to stay up.

“It is a long season,” Fernandez added.

“At the beginning of January we were bottom and things were difficult for us.

“But now we have a good feeling – the players have confidence and the fans are happier. We want to keep things the same right through until the end if possible.”