There’s no shame in losing to the Champions, they’ve played some scintillating football this season. But Carlos Carvalhal needs to get his side right back on track if the Swans are going to avoid relegation this season.
Swansea failed to ever get any real grip on the game at the Etihad on Sunday and it wasn’t long before Manchester City turned on the style and took the lead.
From there it was a master class in football. Raheem Sterling added to David Silva’s finish, before Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus added to the tally.
That puts Swansea without a win in five games and with just four games to go Carvalhal’s men are floating dangerously above the drop zone.
They sit just four points above Southampton and Stoke, with their only saving grace being the Potters failed to close that gap, dropping two points from a good position against Burnley.
It’s a tough run in for Swansea now, who face Chelsea, a side who are desperately hoping they can bridge the gap on the top four.
The Blues dispatched of Southampton comfortably in the Semi Final of the FA Cup and are on a run of three straight wins.
Carvalhal is claiming the Manchester City game will have no effect on the Jacks and that they are ready for the the final four games.
Another defeat to Chelsea though could put a real down on the squad mentally though, which could be instrumental in their huge games against Southampton and Stoke.
May is a huge month for the club and you get the feeling Swansea need points from all three games.
Bournemouth are the first of that final run in, who are safe and have very little to play for. That could work in Carvalhal’s favour with the Cherries having perhaps downed tools somewhat.
Then it’s the big ones where Swansea really can’t afford to drop points.
Both Southampton and Stoke will be visiting the Liberty which could see Swansea take the edge, but there will certainly be nerves there.
Carvalhal desperately needs to lift his squad before heading to the Vitality Stadium on May 5, it really could make or break their season.
It’s going to be a nervy few weeks for Swansea fans, but if Carvalhal can’t pick his players back up following the City mauling, you get the feeling we could be down before a ball has even been kicked.