Premier League: Swansea defender Neil Taylor hopeful of survival after Arsenal draw
Swansea defender Neil Taylor believes their draw at Arsenal can give them the boost they need to stay up.
Last Updated: 26/03/14 2:25pm
The Swans claimed they could have come away with a win had referee Lee Probert not ended the game at the end of four minutes of stoppage time when Jonathan de Guzman looked to be breaking clear on goal.
However, despite this missed opportunity to take all three points, Taylor insists their performance will stand them in good stead for challenges ahead, starting with a home fixture against Norwich on Saturday.
"It just shows us we have got a bit of character and a bit of fight, and now we have got an extra point on the board which is encouraging," said Taylor.
"We are playing in the Premier League, so every game is pressure.
"There are so many clubs that are picking up points here and there and it is not over by a long shot.
"I think both ends of the table will go right to the end of the end."
Swansea sit five points above the relegation zone and are still hunting their first league win since their 3-0 victory over Cardiff on February 8.
And the 25-year-old has called their tie with fellow survival battlers Norwich a 'must-win game' if they are to keep their momentum from last night's draw going.
"This league is like that. Weeks can go past and you think 'God, we have missed two or three games there where we haven't picked up anything', which is annoying," Taylor said.
"However, this does not change anything for us about Saturday now because it is still a must-win game.
"It is about digging in and make sure we stay in this league because we are in and amongst it (survival battle) now and we have to make sure we do the job."
Head coach Garry Monk is also confident that his side will be able to steer away from trouble if they continue to believe in their game plan.
"I know I will be judged on results, but we have been performing, yet without getting what we deserved," Monk said.
"A few times we have been sat in the changing room deflated, having not come away with anything, so the draw at Arsenal was vital and it is about momentum now.
"We started to build things again against Everton after being very disappointing against West Brom. The performance was a lot better and this against Arsenal has cemented it.
"Hopefully we can take it into Norwich and hopefully put on another performance like that."