Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Carols Carvalhal tells Swansea to 'swim to reach coastline' after Burnley win

Carols Carvalhal tells Swansea to 'swim to reach coastline' after Burnley win

The Swans took another scalp on Saturday through a great strike from the unlikely Ki Sung-yueng which made the difference against a Burnley side who have now failed to win in 10 Premier League attempts.

Saturday's match seemed set to end goalless before Carvalhal sent on forwards Andre Ayew and Tammy Abraham.

But successive home wins over Liverpool, Arsenal and Burnley have given Swansea genuine hope that they can avoid relegation.

'We've all seen the bounce that can happen when a new manager comes in, ' said Dyche.

"That's the main point for us, the winning mentality is getting better now". They may change that against us.

Carvalhal's tenure began with a dramatic late turnaround to beat Watford 2-1 in Swansea's final game of 2017, and the club have lost only once in the league since.

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Burnley's only away defeats came when they didn't manage to score and it is debatable whether Swansea are up to the job of shutting them out, having kept only one clean sheet in their six league games under Carvalhal.

The Portuguese manager has guided the Swans from rock bottom - five points adrift of their relegation rivals - to 16th position, and now one point clear of the relegation zone (as of time of writing).

On Thursday, the 52-year-old brought in Pasteis de nata, a traditional Portuguese version of custard tarts, as a surprise treat for the assembled media to enjoy.

Carlos Carvalhal has transformed the Swans' fortunes since taking over from Paul Clement, and the Welsh side are now two points outside the relegation zone. But when we have to work we also concentrate.

"We were very deep in the ocean, down in water, so for the first time we put our nose out of water and we breathed a little last week".

"It is important, but to start to the swim and to get to the coast is very hard and there is a long way to go before we get there". Between now and the coast is still a long run, we must continue to swim a lot to be safe. We saw no fishes.

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