Swansea defender Angel Rangel has described this weekend’s meeting with Aston Villa as a ‘must-win game’ as they look to beat the drop.
Swansea have pulled clear of trouble after winning two of the last three games, but there is still work to be done to secure their place in the Premier League, and three points against Villa will move them a step closer.
The Swans suffered a setback when they went down 3-2 at Bournemouth last weekend, and Rangel says it is crucial they bounce back against Villa.
Â“ItÂ’s been a strange and stressful season for us all at the club,Â” he told the club’s website. Â“We have been used to success over the last seven or eight seasons, but this season has been more stressful than usual.
Â“The most important thing is to stay up. This is a massive game for us and we need to extend the gap between ourselves and the teams below us.
Â“We had a good run of two consecutive wins over Arsenal and Norwich, then we had a setback against Bournemouth last weekend.
Â“So the pressure is firmly on us, and I see it as a must-win game.
Â“Villa are fighting for their lives, and so are we. We know the situation will look a lot better for us if we win this game. It would make a massive difference.Â”