Swansea City defender Ashley Williams wants the side to finish the season strongly, and believes they can finish in the top-eight of the Premier League come May, reports BBC Sport.
With Swansea having recently matched their record points tally in the Premier League (47), the objective is to set a new lofty record, which will culminate in a high positional finish too. Williams doesn’t want his side to take the foot off the gas in their last six games of the season, words echoed by his manager Garry Monk.
The Welsh club are currently enjoying their highest position in the table courtesy of West Ham and Stoke City struggling to pick up as many points, which puts Swansea in pole position to achieve their goals. Monk’s side have been in fine form of late, picking up seven points from their last three games against Aston Villa, Hull City and Everton.
The Swans have impressively beaten Manchester United, Southampton and Arsenal this season, so they’ve proven themselves to be real contenders for a Europa League spot in the future, and for now, Williams wants the side to bow out in 8th when the season comes to close.
“I think eighth would be a really good season for Swansea. I think anyone watching us regularly will say this is the best team and squad that we’ve had since I’ve been at the club. We don’t want to finish with a whimper. We want to stay strong right to the end and stay in that top group and beat that (record points) total, so it’s nice that we’ve got our targets to hit,” he said.
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