We're moving in right direction, says Sigurdsson
24th January 2016
Gylfi Sigurdsson believes the Swans are moving in the right direction after a "massive" win over Everton.
The Swans got off to a winning start under Francesco Guidolin as a Sigurdsson penalty and Andre Ayew's deflected strike ensured a first league victory over Everton.
It meant the Swans finished the weekend four points above third-bottom Newcastle United, with the Swans up to 15th in the table.
And Sigurdsson believes consecutive wins over Watford and Everton is proof the Swans are showing their true quality.
"It was a fantastic result," beamed Sigurdsson. "The most important thing is we are getting the right results.
"We have had back-to-back wins and played very well in both games.
"It's massive for our confidence. It shows the quality is there, despite a tough time recently, but things are looking brighter now and we have to continue the good work."
Sigurdsson opened the scoring at Goodison Park as he found the top corner from the penalty spot after Ayew had beaten Tim Howard to John Stones' backpass before being brought down by the keeper.
It was Sigurdsson's fifth goal of the campaign - his third in his last four appearances - but the Swans didn't onto the lead for long as Gareth Barry's effort deflected off Jack Cork and in via the far post.
But the visitors were back in front when Neil Taylor found Ayew in the box, and the Ghanaian found the net via a deflection off Stones.
The Swans had to endure immense pressure in the second half, with Lukasz Fabianski denying Romelu Lukaku with a fine diving save before sub Seamus Coleman blazed over from eight yards out with the last kick of the game.
And Sigurdsson was full of praise for his team-mates after a courageous performance on Merseyside.
"Everyone worked very hard, and although we let them put too many crosses in, we defended very well as a team," said the Icelandic midfielder.
"We had to really dig in for the last 25 minutes, but everyone put their bodies on the line in order to get the result.
"I played a number of positions today. I was in midfield then I went up front, which was hard as I was up there on my own, while I finished the game on the right wing!
"But that's what you have to do - everyone has to do their part and hopefully that will get us more positive results."
The Swans are without a game next weekend as the FA Cup takes centre stage, but Guidolin's men head to West Brom the following Tuesday for another key league fixture.
"We have a very important game against West Brom coming up, and it would be amazing if we could make it three wins on the bounce because it would push us up the table even more," added Sigurdsson.
"We don't want to go into the last four or five games still involved in the relegation battle."