Curtis cites Swansea's diamond formation could return

The Welsh side had changed their formation recently, but Alan Curtis revealed the diamond shape could be set to return.

Curtis cites Swansea's diamond formation could return
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Swansea City's less than impressive display against Southampton could result in a change of formation, once again for the Premier League club, after the system change appeared to not work. 

Alan Curtis and Francesco Guidolin had hoped that their decision would pay off against the Saints, but leaving just three at the back saw the struggling side be exposed and fail to cause their opponents any problems at the back, and Curtis admitted that it, "Didn't really work."

Back to basics

Ever since arriving in the top flight of English football Swansea have been known to use a diamond formation, something that Curtis reverted to during his time in charge of the club, because he wanted to, "Get as many midfield players in there" as possible. 

He admitted that the midfield department has been the clubs, "Strength" over the, "Past 10 years" and it seems that the club are now considering returning to that ahead of this weekends clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

Since his arrival, Guidolin hasn't changed too much or drifted too far from the template that Curtis had began to create following Garry Monks departure, largely due to the fact that the duo felt they needed to, "Get hold of the ball " more which in turn would lead to increased, "Possession."

Curtis revealed that Swansea might, "Go back to the diamond" as it will allow his squad to, "Be a bit more dangerous offensively" something which they will need to be throughout the rest of this season, especially in a tough game against a team like Spurs

The change in formation would also allow the Swans to get more "Passers of the ball on the pitch as possible" which would allow them to begin to be more creative, which both Curtis and Guidolin will hope see's a turn of positive results.