Jack Cork says that Swansea players could “sense” Arsenal fans turning against the side on Wednesday.
The south Wales side beat the Gunners 2-1 on Wednesday, coming from behind to spring a shock on the Premier League title contenders at the Emirates Stadium.
A section of home fans were heard booing the side and manager Arsene Wenger at points throughout the evening, and midfielder Cork says such a reaction spurred Swansea on.
“When the crowd does turn on you it makes it hard to play,” said the 26-year-old. “We’ve had it at certain times this season when we weren’t doing too well and it does affect your confidence.
“You could sense something was a little bit different. At half-time, Alan Curtis could sense the crowd were turning on them.
“You could sense it, if we could get on top of them we could nick it.”