Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has sent a rallying call to his team-mates and fans – but may have got his message 100 per cent wrong.
In the absence of a manager, Williams has been talking up his team’s chances and telling them how to approach tomorrow’s clash with the Irons as they await the arrival of Marelo Bielsa (or whoever!).
Speaking on the club website he says: ““It’s about getting back to what we have done for years at home, and that’s playing on the front foot and winning games.
“We haven’t been playing like we’ve done in the past. We’ve not pressed the ball enough and kept hold of it, which is very disappointing.
“We’ve tried to feel our way into games in the past and it hasn’t worked. For us, especially at home, we need to start the game well and get on the front foot and take the game to West Ham. ”
That sounds all well and good on the face of things but our entire game away from home is based on absorbing such pressure and hitting the opposition on the break.
Nobody’s taking anything for granted at the Liberty tomorrow but that sort of public team talk isn’t designed to have anybody in east London quaking in their shows…probably just the opposite.