Francesco Guidolin, manager of Ghanaian international Andre Ayew at Swansea City has set his sights on reaching the 40-point mark for Premier League survival this season.
Since arriving at the Liberty Stadium, the Italian remains unbeaten which has seen the Swans go four points clear of the relegation zone.
However, one aspect Guidolin is looking to desperate improve in the team is defending from set pieces ahead of this weekend game against Southampton.
“I am happy with my team, but I would be more happy if we had won last week. We played well against Palace but we must be clinical. It’s also important to be more focused on set pieces and we have been working on that,” Guidolin told reporters.
“We know this will be a difficult match because Southampton is a good team and in a good period. But I see my players work hard every day and I am confident. We need 40 points (to stay up), but I don’t know when we will get there.
“We have to see match by match and be concentrated for the next game. We must win four or five matches and that will not be easy in the Premier League. Working hard, from the players and staff, will see us arrive at 40 points, but I am only thinking about Southampton now because that is the priority.”
Swansea are currently placed 16th with 27points with 13 matches remaining before the end of the season.