We must perform, says Swans skipper
29th April 2016
Ashley Williams revealed the Swans are determined to avoid another "horrible feeling" when Liverpool visit the Liberty on Sunday (noon).
The Swans slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City last weekend, which followed on from a 3-0 reverse to Newcastle United in the north east.
Europa League semi-finalists Liverpool are next up for Francesco Guidolin's side, with the Merseyside club currently seventh in the table.
And Swans skipper Williams insists the whole squad is eager to bounce back from consecutive defeats with a positive performance and result against the Reds on Sunday.
"To concede seven goals in the last two games has been embarrassing for us," said Williams. "It's a horrible feeling when you lose two games on the bounce - particularly with the results we have had.
"People look towards the manager firstly and then the captain when these results happen. As captain you are under more pressure and scrutinised more, but that's part of the role and I accept that.
"We can't dwell on it, but we were all desperate to get back on to the training pitch to work hard on these areas.
"We are going into the game on the back of two defeats and we must perform. It's as simple as that."
The Swans - nine points clear of third bottom Norwich City, who have a game in hand - visit West Ham before a final-day home clash with Manchester City signs off a season which has failed to reach the heights of last term's record-breaking campaign.
And Williams believes the Swans can use the disappointment of this season as motivation next term.
"Teams do have slip ups and seasons where they do not reach the standards they expect," admitted Williams, who will lead Wales into Euro 2016 this summer.
"We have done very well in the time we've been in the Premier League. This season has not been a great year for us, and it's important how we react to that next season.
"We are motivated to ensure we don't have another season like this, because it's not been an enjoyable one at all for the fans, the players or the staff.
"This season, more than anything, has been a warning for us."
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