'Wins are changing us'

31st January
First team

Mike van der Hoorn has revealed how the mood at Swansea City’s training ground is on the up thanks to the club’s progress on the pitch.

The Swans’ Premier League form has been transformed following the appointment of Carlos Carvalhal at the end of December.

The Portuguese has banked 10 points from a possible 15 since taking charge – with his one defeat coming in contentious circumstances against Spurs – to lift the Swans out of the relegation places for the first time since early November.

It is a remarkable upturn for a team who had won just 13 points from their 20 league games before Carvalhal arrived in SA1.

And van der Hoorn says recent successes have lifted spirits within the Swans squad.

“It’s all about winning,” he said.

“If you are winning then life is happier. I was talking to the boys when we were having lunch at Fairwood about how life is so much easier when we win.

“It changes you as a person. The belief is there, and now we need to keep this form up.”

The Swans secured back-to-back league wins for the first time this season when they overcame Arsenal on Tuesday night.

A 3-1 success over the Gunners followed an equally eye-catching 1-0 triumph over Liverpool, and both victories were savoured by the Liberty crowd.

“The fans are so important to us,” van der Hoorn added.

“We have seen in the last two games how loud and supportive they can be.

“If we can continue to play at the level we have in the last two league games and the fans can keep it up too, then it will make for a very interesting finish to the season.”