Swansea City can match anyone, says Nathan Dyer

Nathan Dyer
Dyer has scored four Premier League goals for Swansea this season

Winger Nathan Dyer believes Swansea are a match for any team in the Premier League following their win over Arsenal.

Dyer was man-of-the-match as the Swans came from behind to beat the Gunners 3-2.

"We're strong throughout and I feel we've got great players who can match any team in the Premiership," he said.

"They worked ever so hard and I couldn't have got man of the match without them."

Manager Brendan Rodgers said his players showed great courage and resolve to beat Arsene Wenger's side to maintain their impressive home form.

Swansea have lost only once - against champions Manchester United - at the Liberty Stadium this season.

Dyer, who scored his side's second goal, paid tribute to Rodgers and his team-mates and said the Swans showed character to beat Arsenal.

"The gaffer's come in and he's done brilliant for us," said Dyer. "Obviously we played that way anyway but he's added his extra little ingredient into the team.

"The players he's brought in have been magnificent. We've got a solid defence and they work ever so hard.

"Obviously [when] you go 1-0 down to Arsenal a lot of teams might crumble.

"But we've got a set of lads that will pick themselves up and go again and keep fighting until the death.

"We showed that when Tottenham came here. We went 1-0 down and we came back to draw and we showed a lot resilience and came back and luckily got the winner.

"I personally I think we've played better than that [in the Arsenal game] but it was a great game overall. It was football against football and it was end to end action.

"For the neutrals and both sets of fans it was a great game."

Dyer admits Swansea's style of football has taken many by surprise during their debut season in the Premier League.

But the 24-year-old said recent results have shown the south Wales side are more than capable of surviving in English football's top flight.

"A lot of teams know we can play football but it's different when you watch it on tv to when they actually play against us," added the former Southampton player.

"I know a lot of teams get taken by surprise but it's a philosophy we have throughout the club.

"We want to keep looking up and try and chase the ones above us. [We're] definitely not looking down.

"We're taking it one step at a time. We're enjoying our time in the Premiership and we're just playing with a smile on our face."