'We can get over the line'

7th May 2018
First team

Connor Roberts insists Swansea City remain confident they can win their Premier League survival fight going into their final two games of the season.

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth, coupled with Southampton's draw at Everton, saw Carlos Carvalhal’s side slip into the bottom three heading into the last week of 2017-18.

The Swans are without a win in seven league games ahead of Tuesday's crunch home clash with the Saints.

But youngster Roberts, who was arguably Carvalhal's best performer at Bournemouth, says there is still plenty of belief in the Swans dressing room.

“We can’t go into the games this week worrying about what might happen,” the defender said.
    
“We have to focus on getting results. There’s always been confidence and hope in the dressing room that we can stay in this division.

“We’ve got two massive games against teams around us and, hopefully, we can come out on top.”

Encouragingly, the Swans created their share of chances in the first half at Bournemouth.

But once Ryan Fraser put the home side in front, the Swans' attacking threat waned. 

“Any defeat is a tough one to take. We weren’t great on Saturday, but deserved at least a draw," Roberts added. 

“If we’d scored in the first half, it would’ve given us confidence and we wouldn’t have been chasing the game. But it’s gone now and we have to move on.”