The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v West Brom

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

The Liberty Stadium

Last Game

Swansea 1 - 0 Rotherham

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Second Round

Laudrup: We dominated match

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup admits he found defeat hard to take at Southampton after seeing his side dominate for much of the match.

Last Updated: 06/10/13 at 21:06 Post Comment

Michael Laudrup: Unhappy with loss at Southampton

Michael Laudrup: Unhappy with loss at Southampton

The Saints claimed a 2-0 Premier League success at St Mary's on Sunday with goals in either half from Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez.

But Saints keeper Artur Boruc was in superb form and Laudrup bemoaned his side's luck.

"With the positive glasses on, I think we performed very well and apart from the first 15 to 20 minutes, we dominated the game and we had our chances, especially in the first half," Laudrup told Sky Sports.

"They got a nice goal but we just continued and after that we really came into the game - the whole second half was just us - but we still need too many chances to score.

"I can't say anything about the performance. I think I said after the St Gallen game that they (the Swiss side) deserved more, but today I think we deserved more."

Laudrup insisted his side showed no reaction to having played in Europe on Thursday.

"No, because if you're tired, it should be the last 20 minutes," he said.

"I have analysed a lot of our games but we don't seem to have problems in the second halves and that is good, but again it depends how the game is going because I think we were dominating.

"We had the ball the whole time and you don't feel the tiredness, but we couldn't get the equaliser and then in the last five minutes, they got the second goal."

Laudrup admits his team need to show a more clinical side, although he insists that it is not a constant issue.

"We created chances which is important but we need to be more clinical in these games. But on the other hand, we won in Europe when we were clinical," he said.

"I think the most important thing is that we do create chances and in some games, and not all, that in the last third we have to finish a bit more."

Despite an indifferent start to the campaign, Laudrup is far from unhappy and feels the next month will be a real gauge of how his team is performing.

"I think we have played seven games and have one point less than last year and four away games and three home games that have been Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool," he said. "Now we have a break which is good after seven games in 20 days.

"I think we have three home games in four and a derby with Cardiff so that will be an important month."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Ajax give permission for Manchester United start talks with Daley Blind

Manchester United have begun talks with Daley Blind after agreeing a fee with Ajax, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: QPR striker Loic Remy to hold talks with Chelsea

Queens Park Rangers have given permission for Loic Remy to hold talks with Chelsea, according to Sky sources.

Premier League: Mario Balotelli can become a Liverpool star, says Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard insists the stage is set for Mario Balotelli to become a star at Liverpool.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property