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New manager Bob Bradley believes 'everybody has to be in it together' if Swansea are to climb up the Premier League table.
Swansea are without a win in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and currently sit 17th with their goal difference keeping them out of the relegation zone.
Francesco Guidolin paid the price for their poor start to the season when he was sacked and replaced by Bradley on Monday afternoon and the former United States manager took his first full training session on Thursday.
The international break means he has over a week to work with his players before they face Arsenal in the Premier League and the 58-year-old has called for the entire club to come together as they look to turn their season around.
"Everybody has to be in it together. That is the key to any kind of success for the club,” Bradley told the club's official website.
“For the players, the next period is about restoring confidence. Let’s make sure when we lose the ball our reactions are fast; when we have an opportunity to close down we do it in the right way; that we are hard to play against and when we have the ball everybody is available and wants it and passes it quickly.
“For me, it’s about re-enforcing what has to happen in any good team. That’s what Swansea has been about.”
Bradley has enjoyed spells in Egypt, Norway and France and he has made it clear his aim is to get Swansea playing 'good, passing football'.
"I love good, passing football. I want us to move the ball quickly and find the right time and way to get forward and create chances," he explained.
“It is also important that when you lose the ball everyone is ready to react and try to win it back. It’s a complete team effort.
“Football starts with good passing.”
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