Carlos Carvalhal begins his Swansea stewardship decided to resurrect the profession of countryman Renato Sanches.
Portugal midfielder Sanches has struggled since making his shock season-long mortgage transfer from Bayern Munich in August, failing to attain or present an help in 11 Swansea appearances.
Sanches has not began a recreation since Nov. 29, when he was ridiculed for passing a ball into an promoting hoarding at Chelsea with no Swans participant in shut attendance.
However Carvalhal mentioned Sanches — who was named the most effective younger participant at Euro 2016 and price Bayern €35 million when he joined them from Benfica after Portugal had received that event — will show himself at Swansea below his administration.
“I feel he [Sanches] wants confidence,” Carvalhal mentioned, forward of his Swansea bow at Watford. “It’s straightforward to neglect as a result of he has performed for Benfica and the Portuguese nationwide staff that he’s nonetheless solely a child.
“He’s nonetheless studying and I feel he wants a job within the staff. With time he’ll perceive all of the totally different roles the gamers have within the staff.
“However he might be concerned within the dynamic and, when he understands what we wish, he might be a very totally different participant. We imagine that.”
Carvalhal was appointed Swansea supervisor on Thursday, solely 4 days after his two-and-a-half-year spell at Championship facet Sheffield Wednesday got here to an finish.
He has inherited a facet 5 factors from security after just one win in 12 Premier League video games, and a swift upturn in outcomes are wanted if Swansea are to be taking part in top-flight soccer for an eighth successive season subsequent time period.
However Carvalhal has promised a constructive strategy forward of assembly fellow Portuguese coach Marco Silva at Vicarage Street.
“Marco is an effective coach and their assistant coach [Joao Pedro Sousa] is my large pal,” Carvalhal mentioned. “He’s from my metropolis, Braga, and we performed collectively.
“Watford are a really organised staff however we are going to battle for the three factors. It will likely be the identical towards each opponent as a result of I’ve by no means performed in my profession to attract any recreation.
“I all the time attempt to win, even after I was a coach within the third division in Portugal and we performed groups from the highest division.
2It was the identical at Sheffield Wednesday once we beat Newcastle and Arsenal within the Capital One Cup.”
Swansea have been in full disarray when shedding 5-Zero at Liverpool on Boxing Day — the ultimate recreation of Leon Britton’s two matches in caretaker cost following the sacking of Paul Clement — however Carvalhal has preached the necessity for unity.
“Organisation is vital and we should not be afraid to play,” he mentioned. “We’ve got to get pleasure from it when we now have the ball and be disciplined when we do not have it.
“These are the issues we should do urgently, so we will join the 11 items into one and turn out to be greater.”