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Penalty Save Means Nothing Says De Vries

Penalty Save Means Nothing Says De Vries

Dorus de Vries saved his first penalty for the Swans on Saturday but says it meant nothing because we lost the match away at Leicester City.

Paulo Sousa's were looking good at half time. Ashley Williams headed home Mark Gower's corner to give us a 1-goal lead at the break but it went downhill from there.

The defence struggled throughout the second half and the 2-1 full time result wasn't a fair reflection of Leicester's 45-minute dominance.

De Vries saved his first penalty after Williams brought down an opposing player, he read the spot-kick well, diving to his left to palm the ball away for Tate to clear.

The Dutch shot stopper admitted he was desperate to save his first penalty, but it meant nothing to him in the end as we lost a match we could have won.

He told the Evening Post:

'We have conceded a few penalties since I've been here and I've been desperate to save one,'

'I managed to read it and I know the fans were delighted because they have seen a frustrated keeper between the posts.

'It would have been a great story but it didn't work out that way. But it doesn't mean too much because we didn't win the game and that's the important thing.''We have Brighton tomorrow in the Carling Cup and then a big Championship game against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

'We are looking forward to these challenges. We are going to make the Liberty Stadium a difficult place to come to.'

'It looked good for us early on. We scored from a set-piece but we couldn't keep things together.

'I kept the penalty out and you think maybe it will be our day. Then they score a goal which was very unlucky for us — the deflection just dropped inside the post.

'A point would have been a decent result for us, but then we blew it by not concentrating enough.

'We knew they were strong at set-pieces and they punished us from one. But it won't affect our confidence and we can't get too down about it. I think we have some positive things to work from.


De Vries is now looking forward to the next few games, as we play 3 matches within a week.

He added: 'We have Brighton tomorrow in the Carling Cup and then a big Championship game against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

'We are looking forward to these challenges. We are going to make the Liberty Stadium a difficult place to come to.'


We also host Reading in the Championship on Tuesday, August 18th. We end the month with a trip to Coventry before facing Watford at home on Saturday 29th.

Vital Swansea will be providing full match coverage tomorrow night when we face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Carling Cup first round.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday August 10 2009
Time: 10:50AM

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De Vries deserved more from his side. he was man of the match, he made a great save to get williams out of stuck but we fell asleep at the back and lost the game in 3 minutes, the defence let him down badly
GThomas
10/08/2009 19:30:00
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