Swansea did everything to try and win against Everton, says manager Carlos Carvalhal
Last Updated: 14/04/18 6:37pm
Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal believes his side were unlucky not to pick up all three points after drawing 1-1 at home to Everton on Saturday.
Despite a dominant display, Kyle Naughton's own goal saw Swansea trail at the break before Jordan Ayew earned a point with a fine second-half strike.
The draw leaves Swansea in 17th, five points above the relegation zone with five games remaining.
Carvalhal could not help but rue their missed opportunities, with Swansea having 17 shots - including seven on target - against a lacklustre Everton.
"I think it's very clear [Swansea deserved to win]. The numbers will confirm it - corners, passes, everything. I think we were better in the game. My players did everything," Carvalhal told Sky Sports.
"I'm doing everything also. With four attackers on the pitch we took risks, but we wanted to win.
"We scored one goal but before and after we could have achieved more. It was important in this game who scored first of course, and before they did we had three or four clear chances."
The point ultimately pushed Swansea one step closer to safety, but tough tasks lie ahead as they take on Manchester City at the Etihad next Sunday - live on Sky Sports Premier League - before welcoming Chelsea to the Liberty Stadium the following weekend.
Despite the difficult games coming up, Carvalhal remains confident Swansea will earn enough points to beat the drop.
"This is a competition with points. We did our best to achieve the three points and we deserved them," Carvalhal added.
"But it's one more point, we have two away games and three at home, and we will achieve the points needed to stay in the Premier [League] - this is most important.
"During this long path, sometimes you win points you don't deserve. Sometimes, you deserve it but you don't win also - like today."
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