Carlos Carvalhal has an almighty job on his hands at Swansea City.
Yet early signs of a revival are positive, with Swansea recording a dramatic win over Watford on Saturday in his first game in charge of the club.
"We tried everything to win,” Carvalhal said after the win, per BBC Sport.
"The game is like this, but we prepared very well, changed the formation and had just two training sessions with the team.
"I must give congratulations to my players. They are better players than they are showing. They need a plan and a dynamic. During the game they were better and better."
Yet Swansea were unable to build on the victory, going down 2-0 against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
Former Swans forward Fernando Llorente scored the opening goal in the 12th minute, heading home from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick.
Replays showed, however, that Llorente was offside, so Swansea can feel hard done by.
Dele Alli made it 2-0 late on.
Unfortunate for Swansea, then. With West Ham and West Brom drawing, they missed the opportunity to move above Alan Pardew’s side in the relegation zone.
Carvalhal will be aware that matches against teams of Tottenham’s quality won’t decide Swansea’s fate but he will have kept a close eye on each of his players as he continues to learn more about them.
One of those who needs to step up if Swansea are to avoid the drop is Renato Sanches, who has been a disappointment since his arrival on loan from Bayern Munich.
And that didn't change this evening, with fans criticising him once again.
What fans said about Renato Sanches
Many, however, believe the lack of supporting talent is what's contributing to Sanches' struggles.
Check out the reaction below.
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