'We trust every player'

20th April 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal reckons every member of his squad deserves praise for playing a part in Swansea City’s push for Premier League survival.

The Swans have taken 20 points from their 13 top-flight outings since Carvalhal was appointed to haul themselves right back into the scrap to stay up.

And Carvalhal believes the Swans’ upturn in fortunes is not only down to those players who have been regulars in his team.

He drafted Luciano Narsingh into the side for last weekend’s draw with Everton and, though he came off injured, the Dutchman had a positive impact in what was his first league start since before Christmas.

Carvalhal feels Narsingh’s performance against the Blues was evidence of the work every player is doing behind the scenes.

“I am happy with all the players – with our attackers, our midfielders and our defenders and with all the players who have not been involved so much,” said the Swans boss.

“Luciano has not played for a long time but we never lost trust in him. This is why he played against Everton and why he did well. He is the best player down the line that we have.

“Maybe it was a surprise to some people that he played, but we trust all the players and we are looking at all of them. That is a good sign.

“Luciano played last week, but Wayne (Routledge) is also training very well and so are Leon (Britton) and Angel (Rangel).

“Connor (Roberts) is doing well and Kyle Bartley is a fantastic professional every day.

“Nathan (Dyer) is training very well and Tammy Abraham trains with a lot of energy every day. This is important.”