Leroy Fer Believes Lowly Swansea Can Beat Relegation Scrap as Club Are 'Too Good to Go Down'

Published on: 16 October 2016

Swansea midfielder Leroy Fer has backed his team to avoid relegation this season, insisting the club are "too good to go down" during an interview with theBBC.

The Swans have been on a miserable run of five straight defeats and saw manager Francesco Guidolin replaced by American Bob Bradley, following their home defeat to Liverpool just over a fortnight ago.

Despite an improved performance last weekend against Arsenal, Bradley's side were once again on the wrong end of the 3-2 scoreline, meaning they now sit second from bottom having only picked up four points all season.

Defeat for Bob Bradley in his first game in charge of Swansea. Lots of encouraging signs though....but an appalling jumper.

Summer signing Fer, who has previous experience of Premier League relegation with both Norwich andQPR, has claimed that his teammates should not be too disheartened with their situation though. He believes that the Swans have what it takes to retain their Premier League status.

The midfielder said:"We have strong players and a strong team. We just need to get the points.The Premier League is hard, but I think our players are too good to go down.Itiseasy to climb up the table and not go down. We need some wins to go with strong performances."

Swansea have improved since #BobBradley arrived - #GylfiSigurdsson https://t.co/iGH8YuSkhR pic.twitter.com/IegS3oWki1

With Bradley now in charge at the Liberty stadium, Fer has joined his teammates in backing the new manager, despite many questioning whether the American has the experience to deal with a relegation-threatened side in the Premier League

He added:"We have a new coach and I think he has brought some life into the team and I think you could see that in our performance.

His training sessions are hard. He's trying to get us fitter and fitter and I think we need that as well. Hopefully we are going to start getting points."