Swansea

Carlos Carvalhal claims Swansea defender is ‘one of the best’ in the PL

Big claim

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal has made a huge claim by explaining that one of his defenders is ‘one of the best’ in the Premier League.

The Portugese boss has been a revelation since coming into the Liberty Stadium and it’s safe to say that the Swans are enjoying life again.

Though, it isn’t just down to the manager with several players really stepping up to make the difference.

One of them comes in the form of their own, Alfie Mawson.

WATFORD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: Swansea Manager Carlos Carvalhal celebrates the teams win with Alfie Mawson after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Watford and Swansea City at Vicarage Road on December 30, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The Englishman has stepped up to the plate for a number of weeks now and is starting to make a name as a goalscoring defender.

Strong in the air and reliable at the back, there has been no passing him for a number of sides in recent weeks.

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Now, his manager has went on to explain just how good the player is by claiming he’s one of the best in the league.

‘He is one of the best central defenders in the Premier League,’ Carvalhal explained in his press conference today.

‘He is progressing a lot since I arrived at the club.

‘One of the best English centre-backs? I’m absolutely sure, but it’s not my job to say whether he deserves to go with the national team.

‘It is the same if someone asked me about a player from another team.

‘I understand he is English, but I don’t want to give an opinion and interfere with what my colleague (Southgate) wants to do.’

Major boost for Swansea before Brighton

In a very good boost for the Swans, they’ve had some good news this weekend.

That could certainly help them get even further away from relegation after some decent form.

Click here to find out what that boost is.