Paul Clement Insists Swansea Players Are Together Despite Heated Dressing Room Exchange

Swansea City boss Paul Clement has denied suggestions of his dressing room being divided at the Liberty Stadium, despite the heated exchange that followed the side’s loss to Stoke City last Saturday.

Wilfried Bony’s early goal was cancelled out by Xherdan Shaqiri and then made void by Mame Biram Diouf for a 2-1 Stoke victory and Swansea’s players were pretty upset after losing their 10th match of the season.

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“There’s no divisions, it’s a cohesive dressing room,” Clement told ​Sky Sports. “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 round 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.

“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.

“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.

The Swans are currently at the very bottom of the Premier League standings, but Clement says he is sure he can get the team out of the relegation zone with time.

“I feel very much that this team can get out of the situation that it is in,” he added. 

“We’re working in a very focused manner, we just need to turn around the preparation we do in midweek into a winning performance.”

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