Bob Bradley says Swansea will look to go on the attack when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.
The clash against the Gunners will be Bradley’s first in charge since replacing Francesco Guidolin, and although he knows the Swans will need to keep it tight, he has no intention of parking the bus.
Swansea will be without injured stars Fernando Llorente and Jefferson Montero, but the American boss still wants to see his side on the front foot when they get the ball.
“We have to make sure that defensively, the distance between our lines is right and our awareness is right,” Bradley revealed. “But we also have to go there with confidence when we have the ball. We have to go to play — to play passes forward.
“When you go away, you have to have the confidence to have people in front of the ball and play passes that break through the lines and create advantages.”
Meanwhile, Bradley has also been delighted with the attitude of the players in the lead up to the clash.
“The response of the players has been fantastic,” he added. “Training has been sharp and the mentality of the players has been really good.
“Training is important. The intensity has to be right, but you do not want to be on the field for hours and hours.
“The players have been excellent, and I can also see there are a lot of nice guys in the group. You can see they all get along well and have good camaraderie. That’s a good starting point.”