Swansea City assistant manager Alan Curtis is looking for a response from the players when they take on Tottenham on Sunday.
The Swans have slipped alarmingly down the table over the past few months and, heading into this weekend’s fixtures, are just three points and two places above the dreaded drop zone.
Francesco Guidolin has been brought in to try and arrest the slide but was unable to attend Friday’s press conference due to illness, with Curtis stepping in for the 60-year-old Italian.
Swansea seemed to have stopped the rot with two wins and two draws but were then beaten 1-0 by Southampton last time out, and Curtis believes all at the club must be realistic about the situation and look to up their game for this weekend’s visit to north London and beyond.
“We didn’t expect to find ourselves in this situation but we’re all aware of where we are,” he said. “The Southampton game was disappointing but it’s one defeat in five for us. We’re all putting pressure on ourselves and we know we have to up our game considerably and get on another run.”
Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy the Welsh club to be relegated this season and defeat to Mauricio Pochettino’s side would heap even more pressure on the club.