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WATCH: Carlos Carvalhal hands out Portuguese-style tarts in press conference

The Portuguese manager has been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League since his arrival in December

We sure do love Carlos Carvalhal. 

The Swansea manager has been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League since his arrival in December, helping the Swans turn their awful form around with wins over Watford, Liverpool and Arsenal, as well as a stunning 8-1 result over Notts County in the FA Cup.

He’s also amused and inspired us all with his press conference analogies.


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In early January, he said he wanted to sign “lobsters” during the transfer window, but the club only had “money for sardines”.

And following the win over Liverpool, he said: “We’re still in the hospital, but now we are able to take visitors.”

But he went one better in today’s press conference, handing out home-made Portuguese tarts called “pasteis de nata” to attendees.

Take a look. 

What a lovely fella. 

Swansea have lost just once in their last 10 matches in all competitions and have climbed off the foot of the Premier League table and out of the drop zone.

And up against Burnley at the Liberty Stadium this weekend, Carvalhal will be keen to see his side pull further away from the the bottom three.

Carlos Carvalhal has overseen some brilliant results, including wins over Liverpool and Arsenal

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Carlos Carvalhal has overseen some brilliant results, including wins over Liverpool and Arsenal

And in true Carvalhal-style, he had another ocean-metaphor in response to his club’s new found form.

He said: “We have a better chance now, we are in a completely different position.

“We were last and adrift from the others, now we are not under the water, you put your head out and we are breathing fresh air, but the sharks are around and they can pull you down again.

“We have to make sure these things do not happen so we go back under the line of the water.”

What a legend. 


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