Why Swansea must keep heads up regardless of outcome at Spurs

Swansea City's Jay Fulton heads at goal

Swansea City go into the Tottenham Hotspur clash on the back of a memorable 5-4 win over fellow strugglers Crystal Palace.

Swansea City will be on cloud nine going into a tough fixture against Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday.

The Swans struck twice in stoppage time against Crystal Palace to pick up a three points to savour last weekend in one of the most entertaining Premier League matches of the year.

Unfortunately for Bob Bradley and his team, they now have to travel to North London to face a dangerous Spurs outfit who are not only potent at home, but will be desperate to get back to winning ways after losing to rivals Chelsea last time out.

Swansea City manager Bob BradleySwansea City manager Bob Bradley

Tottenham currently occupy fifth spot in the Premier League, while Swansea sit in 19th, two points from safety.

Swansea will have renewed hopes that they have every chance of taking something home, with their new-found confidence swelling from the 5-4 victory over the Eagles at the Liberty Stadium, and they had a narrow defeat at the Emirates in October.

Whatever the outcome, and Tottenham will be strong favourites despite their own indifferent form, Saturday's visitors must make sure this frail newfound confidence doesn’t shatter in the case of a negative result.

Swansea City's players applaud the fans at the end of the gameSwansea City's players applaud the fans at the end of the game

Beyond Saturday, Swansea go into a pivotal month of fixtures which could well define their season and it’s imperative they go into those five ‘cup finals’ in the right frame of mind, regardless of a potentially negative result at Spurs.

The Premier League is the most unforgiving of leagues and if Swansea do head into the final month of the year low on confidence, then they'll find it almost impossibly difficult to get the points they need to keep in-touch with those above going into January.

Swansea City's Leroy Fer celebrates scoring goalSwansea City's Leroy Fer celebrates scoring goal

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