08:30 23rd April 2013
. . . de Guzman confident Swans displays will reap rewards
Jonathan de Guzman insists the Swans remain unconcerned with their recent form, insisting performances will provide points as the season nears a close.
The Swans were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton at the Liberty last weekend, meaning Michael Laudrup’s side are now five games without a win.
But de Guzman and Co believe their level of performances will reap their reward as they aim to hit their 50-point target before the season is out.
“It doesn’t really matter so long as you play well and with the right intentions,” said the Dutch international.
“We go into every game with good intentions but we just haven’t been getting the results we want.
“I think we’ve been starting games well. We started well against Norwich by scoring the opening goal, but out of nowhere they scored.
“We concentrated well for the entire game against Southampton and it’s a positive sign we didn’t concede a goal.
“Michel made a lot of nice saves too and we created a lot of chances but we were just unlucky.
“It was just the goals that we were missing.”
The Swans head to European champions Chelsea on Sunday – they team they beat in the Capital One Cup semi-final – before hosting Manchester City the following weekend.
Then trips to Wigan and Manchester United follow before the season wraps up with a home clash against Fulham.
Last weekend’s draw moved the Swans onto 42 points, and the mood in the camp is a determined one as they look to hit the 50-point mark.
“We have a difficult streak coming up and you could say our season’s pretty much finished and that we’re safe,” added de Guzman, currently on loan from Spanish second-tier side Villarreal.
“But then again, you play every week and it’s an honour to be playing in this league and we’re in a good state.
“Although we’ve not been doing so well in the last couple of weeks with our results, we’ve done very well so far and we don’t want to finish the season on a negative.”