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Guidolin sees ‘better’ days ahead for struggling Swans

Francesco Guidolin

Francesco Guidolin

Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin believes there could be “some better moments” ahead for his players as they look to halt an early season slide.

The Swans host unbeaten Manchester City for a second time in four days tomorrow, with Premier League points rather than a League Cup last-16 place the target this time.

And although the Welsh club have gone four games without a win following City’s 2-1 Liberty Stadium triumph on Wednesday, Guidolin took heart from a vastly improved showing after last weekend’s tame 1-0 defeat to South-ampton.

The manager made eight changes, with the likes of record signing Borja Baston and recalled Wales international Neil Taylor among those who made an impression as Swansea now build towards another City encounter, followed by tackling Liverpool seven days later.

Speculation continues to rage that Guidolin’s reign could prove short-lived, although it is understood that he currently has all the backing from the Swans’ American owners.

“I am optimistic because I saw my players play a good game at Manchester City,” Guidolin said.

“At Southampton, we deserved to lose. But in the League Cup match we started very well, with focus, aggression, intensity and good ball possession.

“We just have to look forward. If we play well and work hard, I think we are going to have some better moments.

“Saturday against Manchester City will be more difficult than the cup tie. They had a very good team, even if they played without some regulars.”

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