Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

De Vries: 'We Didn't Play That Well'

De Vries: 'We Didn't Play That Well'

Goalkeeper Dorus De Vries says the Swans didn't play that well during Sunday's derby match at Ninian Park.

It was a big improvement from our recent poor performances, but you could easily argue that we weren't at our absolute best against Cardiff City on Sunday morning.

Having said that, despite being under the cosh for most of the second half, we thought we had done enough to win the game with 2 minutes remaining as Joe Allen came on to fire in a superb strike from outside the penalty area.

Minutes later though, Mike Dean decides to help Cardiff City enormously by denying the Swans massive bragging rights. Instead of Joe Allen winning the game with his first ever goal, Dean decides to award the home side a penalty, and what a soft decision it was.

De Vries performed well during the game but I'd be hugely surprised if one Swansea fan had a glimmer of hope that he'd save McCormack's effort. He didn't and dived the wrong way.

It felt like a defeat for De Vries and many others, he said:

'I thought we'd won it after Joe scored, but the smile was certainly wiped off my face.'

'It was very difficult to take because it was the last derby game at Ninian Park and we were desperate to win it.

'We wanted an historic win and we wanted to give the supporters that extra bit of happiness.

'It felt like we lost in the end, but we have to look at the positives.

'We didn't actually play that well, but we very nearly dug out a good result.

'That's a real positive and that's what we have to take into the Norwich game.'




Bookmark and Share

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday April 7 2009
Time: 1:32PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
"we" didn't play well - that includes himself. When Cardiff scored their first goal he was standing appealing for off-side. I hope in future he will play to the whistle. I still hah him as my man of the match.
willow
10/04/2009 14:45:00
0
"we" didn't play well - that includes himself. When Cardiff scored their first goal he was standing appealing for off-side. I hope in future he will play to the whistle. I still hah him as my man of the match.
willow
10/04/2009 14:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Swansea

Should Swansea City progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Swansea Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

Stats - Guidolin Eyes Central Role For Wanted Man Ayew

Swansea City head coach Francesco Guidolin says that he sees Andre Ayew as a striker or a false number 9 next season - despite the player himself preferring to play in midfield

Is It About Time We Started Utilising Amat More?

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat earlier this month told the press that he wanted first team football and was therefore unsure on his future at the club

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Swansea City look to sign Leroy Fer?
Suggested By:
Yes71%
No29%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Swansea City5
2.Phil W4
3.Andyjack782
4.texasdave1
5.headingleyjack1
6.GThomas1