Fernando Llorente Was The Swansea Hero
Saturday, June 24 2017, 04:24 Permalink
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham has agreed to join Swansea City on loan, with his representative finalising details for a move that will reunite the striker with his former youth team manager Paul Clement.Abraham, who's poised to lead the line for England on Thursday against Poland in their final group stage match in the European Championship, was eager to test himself at the Premier League after scoring league targets on loan at Bristol City last year. The equalising goal was a blow, but the players responded well, maintained their soul and maintained their confidence and scored a excellent goal on the counterattack, Clement said. We were under plenty of pressure, a great deal of balls coming to our box, which on the whole we dealt with quite well. So it was a mixed performance but a huge, massive result to back up what we did against Liverpool. Clement admitted Sigurdsson's contribution, with and without the ball. He's a amazing deliverer of set-plays, he actually works at that so credit to him, and it was a amazing end from Narsingh's pass, Swansea's manager said. The ball was a little behind Gylfi but he twisted well and ended with lots of quality. Folks ask me whether he is alright playing on the left and say he likes to play centrally. I have never had that conversation with him. He's only done exactly what I have asked him to do. minute. Although Southampton had started well and controlled the initial minutes, Swansea's opening goal was arriving after a bright spell in the home team. Fraser Forster saved well from Leroy Fer and denied Sigurdsson. Paul Clement called for the introduction of video technology over penalty conclusions after Burnley were awarded a bizarre spot-kick in the Liberty Stadium. Fernando Llorente was the Swansea hero as his stoppage-time champion secured a home victory and lifted Clement's side five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone. But the game's most important talking point centred on the penalty that Anthony Taylor awarded Burnley although television replays showed it was the Clarets striker Sam Vokes who'd handled the ball. It's astonishing what a shot of confidence can do for a team. Swansea remain just 1 place above the relegation zone, however crucially they're now level on points with Middlesbrough and Leicester City, both clubs immediately above them, in a survival battle that's growing in numbers. The secret for Swansea is they are the form side in the bottom six and playing the type of courage, belief and spirit that has been so badly lacking before Clement's arrival as manager. Abraham, whose contract at Stamford Bridge dies, will be provided improved terms before departing the club to get his second loan spell, with Chelsea eager to see how he progresses at a higher level.
But he only lasted six months in the Corsican club before being sacked in November having won just three of his Makelele afterwards took up a technical director role with Monaco. The Holland winger Luciano Narsingh can also be expected to join for about from PSV Eindhoven since Clement seeks to boost his squad for their relegation battle. Swansea have conceded the most goals with a Premier League club thus far this season and face a tough run of fixtures, with Arsenal, Southampton and Leicester City all due to see south Wales before March, while their next three away games are at Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. The striker impressed in England's comeback win over Slovakia on Monday, playing a huge part in Nathan Redmond's winning goal, which guaranteed a win over the hosts will guarantee his side a place in the last four. He took part in a light training session on Wednesday as Aidy Boothroyd's squad prepare for their third game, having attracted Sweden in the opener last Friday. Abraham had indicated his future wouldn't be resolved until after the championship but with England now hopeful of booking a spot at Tuesday's semi-finals, Swansea were eager to wrap up a deal as fast as possible.nThey have also an outstanding man in Gylfi Sigurdsson, whose impressive performance against Southampton underlined once again why he's so invaluable for this Swansea side. Sigurdsson created the first goal, which Alfie Mawson headed in at the near post with a deflection off Oriol Romeu, and later scored the winner, as he did at Anfield days before. I realised seconds following the episode what had occurred. Someone told me in the backroom staff, who could see it.
Steven Davis fed Ryan Bertrand using a measured pass in the space that opened up on the Southampton left, and the England international's super low centre was turned in by Long, who did not need to break his stride. Nathan Redmond then wasted a good opportunity before drawing a fingertip save from Lukasz Fabianski as Southampton pressed to get another aim. Truly it was a Southampton corner which led to Swansea's champion as Fernando Llorente headed clear and Tom Carroll released Narsingh on the top. The substitute's pass left Sigurdsson with loads of work to do but he wrapped his left foot around the ball and steered it outside Forster, in the far corner of the web. Asked whether video technology ought to be released for these incidents, the Swansea head coach added welcome it. I don't know why it is taking so long, it has been spoken about for many, many years. I believe for referees. I referee in training and sometimes I guess and sometimes I go off the response of the players. What is bizarre is that the referee, the supporters and fourth official are the only people in the stadium who don't have the help they need. The only one who does not get the aid is the person who wants it the most.nThe Icelander has been involved directly in Premier League goals this season, scoring seven and putting up another seven, and life without him is unthinkable for Swansea. How Sigurdsson's aim here was founded by Luciano Narsingh, who made his debut as a second-half substitute, gave Clement additional satisfaction in the conclusion of a game that finished with the supervisor clenching his fist in the air. The former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele was appointed assistant coach at Swansea, signing a deal until the end of the season to join with his mentor Paul Clement, having worked closely with him through his playing stint in Chelsea and as a trainer with Paris Saint-Germain. However, the 4mformer Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich assistant manager was eager to make another appointment with club stalwart Alan Curtis taking on another role.nThere was relief in addition to euphoria in that party following Southampton laid siege to the Swansea goal in the last minutes. Claude Puel couldn't hide his frustration sometimes as he jumped about on the touchline, exasperated with the chances that went begging on a day when Southampton were entitled to feel that they deserved a point. In a seesaw game, Swansea's fast start was almost rewarded when they struck the woodwork twice in exactly the exact same minute attack. Alfie Mawson directed Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick against the crossbar and, after some pinball from the Burnley penalty area, the centre-back was denied for another time when his shot cannoned back off a post. The players at Chelsea are established from the Premier League and this was my first time. Following this season I want to take myself to another level.nThat's the sort of person I am, I want to do better. I need to do more. So going into the new season my objective is always to top this one. agen bola
I am not sure there's a much better player in Europe at assaulting comparisons, and I have worked with some fantastic ones, Clement said. That's some essential targets Fernando has come up with today. He's got a hand in targets too, he is put in some great assists. But he gets enormous help from the team also, they put some amazing deliveries in for him now. Sean Dyche was angry with Taylor as he insisted that Llorente's champion shouldn't have stood. The Spanish striker rose above Ben Mee at the far post but Dyche felt he had done so illegally.nThe one in the end would be a foul, stated the Burnley manager. We see that given in the Premier League, to have a hand that big on your back. So we are coming away frustrated with a decision at the end. I thought they were the better side and we'd have nicked a fantastic point today. His position became known as the Makelele role and he assisted his first club Nantes win the Ligue name and reach the Champions League semi-final. Burnley stay nine points clear of the bottom three and are likely two wins from security. But Dyche said: I am more interested in the performances. If you are doing that well you will do things right.