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Sousa Disappointed With 'Very Poor' Swans

Paulo Sousa was left angered by a 'very poor' second half performance yesterday at Leicester City.

The Swansea City manager was pleased with our first half display, but he said Joe Allen's absence was the key moment which changed the game in Leicester's favour.

At half time things were looking good for the Swans. We probably edged possession, we looked strong as a unit and we limited our opponents to only a few chances on goal.

Sousa told Wales Online:

"We started well, we were working hard and we were winning - but the key point was when we lost Joe Allen because it was then we lost control and the link between the sectors on the field.

"We missed a lot of ball and we gave confidence to our opponents. We lacked personality and we conceded the game to them. And when that happens it`s natural to concede goals.

"But when you lose control and lose identity you must try and do other things."


Sousa was pleased with the opening 30 minutes but 1 goal was never going to be enough as we expected the hosts to come out in the second half all guns blazing, and that's exactly what happened.

Despite the shambolic performance in the second half, Sousa is confident his side can play a whole lot better, he added:

"We started well, we were working hard and we were winning - but the key point was when we lost Joe Allen because it was then we lost control and the link between the sectors on the field.

"We missed a lot of ball and we gave confidence to our opponents. We lacked personality and we conceded the game to them. And when that happens it`s natural to concede goals.

"But when you lose control and lose identity you must try and do other things."




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 9 2009

Time: 1:08PM

Your Comments

He should be, the second half was a woeful showing from us and we need a big improvement if we are to get anything against Middlesbrough next week. We're at home and so it should be different, but I'm worried about our lack of midfield options.
GThomas
i agree, we do need pratley and bodde back asap.
tubejack
such a shame lol
bluebirdlewis
yeh be a bigger shame for u when we beat u to the play off spot (Y)
portalbot_jack2k9
sure thing jack ass
bluebirdlewis
bluebirdlewis you beat probably the worse team in this league at lego land and your all excited bless ya get your feet back on the ground my son
taylor2078
 

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