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Clement: “We have to stick together”

Paul Clement denied that there is a bad atmosphere in his team’s locker room after Swansea defender Martin Olsson admitted that there was a “heated discussion” between the player after the latest loss.

Swansea are now at the bottom of the Premier League table following their latest defeat to Stok City away from home – but Paul Clement thinks that there is still enough time to turn it around and he is certain that there no problems between the players. He admitted that players were trying to boost up each other but there is no such a thing as some divisions.

The former Bayern Munich assistant coach spoke about the current situation as he said, according to Sky Sports“There are no divisions, it’s a cohesive dressing room. It’s a dressing room that are disappointed, that are fighting, that are showing their passion for this club and they want to turn things around at this club. The issue in the dressing room was no big deal. It was me speaking mostly. There were a couple of views exchanged between the players but it was nothing abnormal.”

He added that this discussion was in fact very good for the atmosphere: “We’ve been waiting for it to happen. It wasn’t disrespectful in any way. It was a healthy discussion. Some honesty was spoken and hopefully, it has the right effect.”

In the end, Paul Clement insisted that he was also upset after last defeat: “After a game, after a loss, there are a lot of emotions. I was very disappointed at the end of the game, that’s the reason I looked very frustrated. I’m not at the end of my tether. I feel very much that this team can get out of the situation that it is in. We’re working in a very focused manner, we just need to turn around the preparation we do in midweek into a winning performance.”