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De Vries: The Goals Were My Fault

Swansea City's no 1 goalkeeper Dorus De Vries says it was his fault for the 2 goals conceded in the 2-0 defeat away at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Dutchman watched on as an inswinging cross wide from the left flew straight in at his far post. The second goal was a low shot from just outside the area, and lacking power De Vries should have dealt with it pretty easily.

As Martinez's men tried to get themselves back into the game during the second half, our chances of stealing a point were virtually gone as Palace doubled their lead on 66 minutes. This affected our play significantly and we struggled to create any clear cut chances on goal after that.

De Vries blames himself completely for the goals and said:

''I did not play well,''

''I made a couple of bad passes and I put my hand up for the goals.

''The first was a difficult one. I was waiting for someone to head it, but it missed everyone and went straight in.

''It's one of those goals where a keeper can be left stranded no matter what he does.

'But perhaps I should have done something to stop it going in.

''The second I definitely should have saved. I should have had a firmer hand to it, but I was too weak with it. It shouldn't happen and I was very disappointed. They were two silly goals.''





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Date:Monday September 15 2008

Time: 6:08PM

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well done de vries for being big enough for admitting your mistakes, shame you couldn't have got a better hand to the second goal, it knocked the stuffing out of us, that really was poor goalkeeping. and stop throwing the ball out to the defence and putting them under pressure!
GThomas
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15/09/2008 21:05:00

De vries has saved us a lot last season... every keeper has a bad day, just glad he has had his now cs it could be worse if it was later on come on the swans !!
Gilley07
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15/09/2008 23:30:00

 

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