Dede: I'm not scared of Swansea's relegation challenges

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The Ghanaian believes the Jack Army will not get demoted from the English topflight despite currently flirting around the drop zone

New Swansea City recruit Andre Ayew is confident about the club's chances of keeping their Premier League status come end of the season.

The Jack Army have been involved in a rather fierce relegation fight following their poor run in the first half of the season.

Their fortunes, however, seem to be turning around as a string of good results recently have lifted the side from the bottom of the table.

“We are still in a challenging position and I am not scared of challenges,” Ayew said, as reported by his club's official website.

“There are a lot of clubs in a similar situation to us, so we must stay focused, be positive and keep fighting.

“We need to make sure we stay strong, but I have a lot of confidence in the squad and the manager. 

"If we are on top form, there will not be any reason for us not to stay up.”

By far, Swansea's seeming renaissance has been credited to new manager Carlos Carvalhal.

The Portuguese replaced Paul Clement in December, and the testimony of his good works has been there for all to see.

The side have lost only one of six league games under the new boss, and recorded some amazing results including wins over Liverpool and Arsenal.

"He [Carvalhal] has played a huge role in helping the team turn results around,” Ayew added.

“He has style and a way of working and he believes in his plan. That is important for players. 

"If you feel the boss knows his plans and is confident, it pushes you to follow the steps.

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“We are all really behind him and we need to keep that mentality going and do everything to make sure we keep getting positive results.”

Ayew, who helped Swansea to a 12th finish in 2015-16, rejoined the club on transfer Deadline Day last month from West Ham United.

 

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