Paul Clement says Swansea 'need to grind out a win' after Burnley defeat
By Dan Long
Last Updated: 18/11/17 7:39pm
Under-fire Swansea boss Paul Clement says he is searching for a solution to bring his side's losing run to an end following their 2-0 defeat to Burnley.
Clement has overseen four successive Premier League defeats in the last month that have left the the Swans languishing in 19th place, just three points above basement club, Crystal Palace.
But despite the miserable run continuing past the international break, the former Bayern Munich assistant believes his squad has the ability to snap out of this form and that it is just a case of putting it into practice.
"You have to stick to doing what you believe in," Clement told Sky Sports. "We're working very hard Monday to Friday, we're going into games focused, we're going into games relatively confident. But when the goals are going against you, they are human beings and they are affected.
"We're not playing well enough. I think, individually, our players are capable of giving more and as a team we are capable of giving more. We're playing under our potential and I've got to find a way to break this cycle."
Despite an encouraging start in the opening exchanges, the Clarets took the lead through Jack Cork just before the half hour, before Ashley Barnes rifled home a second eleven minutes later, and Clement believes the two goals knocked Swansea's nerve.
He added: "We did have a bright start to the game but I think when the goal went in, it affected our confidence. We're in this spiral of downward results at the moment and confidence is clearly affected, but we've got to find a way to break it.
"It's a collective effort from the owner, the chairman, our technical staff and our players. I believe our players are better than they are showing at the moment, but we've got to find a way to get the very best out of them.
"The games are ticking by and we are not getting the results that we want at the moment but we have to stay working hard, keep focused and believe that a result is not far away. Why can't it be next week against Bournemouth?"
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