Routledge urges Swansea to show 'steel' against Watford
- Author: Lila Blake Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 0:43
A goalless draw at home to fellow bottom three side Middlesbrough represents the only point for the south Wales outfit since a win over Burnley at the start of March. However, he went on to score just one more in his next 25 games, including none in his last 18.
Now with six games left, and both Hull and Crystal Palace in fine form, they're going to find it incredibly hard to escape the drop, however, it isn't impossible. Four of their last six games are against teams in the top half of the table. It is an absolute must-win against Stoke next Saturday.
Clearly we're disappointed to have come off the back of five games and only picked up one point, and West Ham was probably the worst we've been since I've been at the club, but we have to move on quickly from that.
Clement was less than impressed with Mawson's error and revealed the 23-year-old was feeling the pain of costing his side at least a share of the spoils at Vicarage Road. My assessment is that overall defensively in the game we were okay.
Llorente is a big time player, and he has come up with some vital goals for the Swans and he'll be hoping he can add to his tally before the season comes to a close against West Brom on the 21st of May.
Influential midfielder Jack Cork will be missing for Swansea, having twisted his ankle in their defeat to West Ham last weekend.
"You look at some of the results and performances we have had, like winning at Anfield, that was a long way off that level". "With five games to go we have to find some confidence and find that extra bit of quality, keep going and going".
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri: "Until the maths and the numbers say we are not safe then we are not safe". But I have always said to the players that if they are going to do that, they should not get too excited when people are praising them and they should not get down when they are being criticised. "With all that has happened this season, to have 40 pints with six games to go is a good record".
"There will be all finals from here until the end".
"But the players know we have to be better than that, and we have reminded them they are capable of a lot better than that".