Swansea City in ‘dreamland’, says manager Rodgers

LONDON Brendan Rodgers says Swansea City are in “dreamland” after a convincing win at Fulham lifted them to eighth place in the Premier League.

LONDON

Brendan Rodgers says Swansea City are in “dreamland” after a convincing win at Fulham lifted them to eighth place in the Premier League.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored in each half before Joe Allen struck to give the Swans three straight wins for the first time this season.

“It’s dreamland for where we are at in terms of our resources,” Rodgers said.

“What we do have is top players - players who come in every day to work. There are no big-time egos around.”

And he added: “They are players who have an inherent belief in our system and style of play.

“They defend the principles of how we play, miraculously at times, and they are rewarded with performances like today.”

Swansea’s victory came six days after they stunned then leaders Manchester City at home, and takes them 17 points clear of the relegation zone with nine games remaining - though Rodgers refused to acknowledge outright that his side were safe.

He added: “I felt it was our biggest game because last week we played well and won against a great team, but then comes a game raiser and we were phenomenal.

“The passing and tempo was fantastic, but defensive play such as pressing and blocking was tremendous.

“We’re not worried about points, we just want to finish as high as we can.”

Midfielder Sigurdsson laid the foundations for victory at Craven Cottage as he took his goal tally to five in just nine Premier League appearances since joining on loan from German side Hoffenheim in January.

“We are playing with real confidence and got a win against a top team last week,” said the 22-year-old, who previously worked with Rodgers during a spell at Reading.

 

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