'We've got to be positive'

2nd January 2018
First team

Tom Carroll has urged Swansea City to draw inspiration from their last two performances against Tottenham Hotspur when they lock horns with his former club at the Liberty Stadium tonight.

The Swans came close to a first ever Premier League victory over Spurs in last season’s clash in SA1, when they led 1-0 until the 88th minute before the visitors scored three quickfire goals to snatch a 3-1 win.

The Swans did not leave Wembley empty-handed when the sides met in September, as the visitors withstood a dominant Spurs display to claim a hard-earned 0-0 draw.

Carroll, who grew up at White Hart Lane, believes that result will stand the Swans in good stead as the clubs face off again.

And the midfielder believes the Swans must look to raise their game against the bigger clubs.

“Last year, we were unlucky to concede three late goals against Spurs,” he tells tonight’s Jack Magazine.

“We were 1-0 up and desperate for the points, but it didn’t go our way. 

“We got a draw at Wembley and we’ve got to be positive going into games against the bigger clubs, as we seem to do well against them.

“It would be great to get a win. We’re at a stage where we need points and wins. 

“If we can create the same atmosphere as we had at the Liberty last season, anything is possible.”

*You can read the full interview with Tom Carroll in tonight’s Jack Magazine.

The midfielder talks about Harry Kane, life at his former club and what he regards as the best six months of his career.

Also in this edition of Jack Magazine, we profile former Swans Ivor Allchurch and Cliff Jones, and we track down Liberty old boy Ryan Casey.

We hear from skipper Angel Rangel and look back to a classic season from the past.

And there is plenty more in this evening's Jack Magazine, including news from the development squad, the academy and the ladies’ team, as well as all you need to know about Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham.

Issue 11 of the 2017-18 Premier League season is available for just £3 from around the Liberty, the club shop and online.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan, so don’t miss out.

** Please note, Christmas printing deadlines meant tonight's Jack Magazine was printed before the appointment of Carlos Carvalhal. The new Swans manager will feature heavily in the next edition.