St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Swansea

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Ewood Park

Last Game

Blackburn 3 - 1 Swansea

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 12:45

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Laudrup disappointed with draw

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup was disappointed that his side could not convert their dominance into goals against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Last Updated: 28/12/13 at 18:34 Post Comment

Michael Laudrup: Disappointed not to win

Michael Laudrup: Disappointed not to win

Swansea fell behind early on to Gabriel Agbonlahor's opener, but dominated the game thereafter and were unlucky not to take all three points back to Wales after Roland Lamah's leveller.

Laudrup appeared unhappy that his side could not find a winner despite their stranglehold on proceedings, with Swansea now sitting just five points above 18th placed Fulham.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Laudrup said: "Normally, a point away is always great. Today, I feel that it's short.

"Especially after the first half, I feel we should have won the game. We had the chances.

"Even if we gave away an early goal, we came back, equalised and had three or four other chances.

"In the second half we just had the ball but didn't create many chances, maybe a couple.

"I still think, over 90 minutes, we should have won this game.

"We created the chances, but the next step is to have a higher percentage of goals.

"We have to work on that, but I'm very pleased with the first half."

More pleasing for Laudrup would have been seeing Belgian winger Lamah on the scoresheet, notching his first Premier League goal in the process.

With the likes of main goalscorer Michu sidelined through injury, Laudrup now wants the rest of his side to chip in not only with goals, but with appearances in a threadbare squad.

"We're a little short on numbers right now with three major injuries and 19 players, and they all did well.

"I'm very pleased to see that."

Things do not get much easier for the Swans, as Manchester City are set to visit the Liberty Stadium on New Year's Day.

Laudrup seemed unfazed, however, and was instead delighted with a longer than usual break for his charges.

"This time it's not just 48 hours, we have a little more. That's great, four days, it's a luxury in these times!

"A couple of players played both whole games, so we have to see how they recover.

"It's a big game against Man City, but we just have to do like we did in the first half here and score a little more."

The Dane would be forgiven for taking a couple of looks over his shoulder at the halfway stage of the season, with a relegation battle possibly looming.

Despite airing his disappointment at his side's points tally, Laudrup was eager to point to the amount of teams scrapping beneath them, vying for safety.

"It's what you expect. There are 11 teams down there, but I'm looking at the points we have, 21, and after the first half of the season it's a couple of points short in my book.

"But still, we have plenty of teams below us on 16-20 points then teams above on a couple of points more.

"Let's see what happens in the next month or so."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Transfer news: Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayoyor interesting PSG and QPR

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor on loan, Sky sources understand.

Transfer news: Dundee United defender Keith Watson has joined Hibernian

Dundee United defender Keith Watson has joined Hibernian on loan until the end of the season.

Luis Figo enters race to challenge Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidential election

Former Ballon d'Or winner Luis Figo has announced his intention to stand for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company