'We have set the standards'

20th April 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal reckons Swansea City set the standards for the last five games of the season during last week’s draw with Everton.

The Swans needed a Jordan Ayew goal in the final quarter to claim a point against the Blues after Kyle Naughton put through his own net.

But Carvalhal felt his team deserved much more than they got last time out – and says more of the same will do in the final push for Premier League survival.

The Swans face the stiffest of tests when they go to Manchester City on Sunday before hosting fifth-placed Chelsea in eight days’ time.

They then face a trip to Bournemouth before welcoming Southampton and Stoke to the Liberty Stadium in the final week of the season.

And Carvalhal said: “We played very well against Everton. The performance was at the same level as when we beat Arsenal and West Ham.

“We were well organised offensively and defensively and we played with big character.

“This kind of performance makes me feel positive about the future.

“If we continue to play like that for the rest of the season, we will win more points.”