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Sousa Disappointed With Only A Point

Swansea City manager Paulo Sousa was disappointed to see his side only pick up one point away at Peterborough United this afternoon.

His side completely dominated the opening half as the hosts struggled to get a single shot on goal, but we couldn't convert our possession into a deserved goal.

And for that we paid the price, as the home team came out for the second period a much improved outfit, and the Swans struggled. We conceded a goal from a long throw-in but super substitute Lee Trundle came on to strike two fantastic goals.

We were seconds from victory, but Mclean equalised in the 5th minute of injury time, even though only 4 were given.

Sousa told BBC that his side must show more maturity:

'There was only one team with the mentality to win the game, we produced all the football and did everything we could to get the three points.

'I do not feel we deserved to be behind anyway. Anything can happen at a throw-in like the one for their first goal and in my opinion there was a foul on Gorka Pintado from behind.

'It is not a fair goal but my team showed a good reaction to come back and score two goals to get ourselves ahead.

'But we have to show more maturity after making such a big effort. It is very disappointing to leave with only one point.'

Sousa made four changes to his team and prior to kick off some fans questioned his decisions. Alan Tate and Garry Monk were out injured so Albert Serran was given his first start of the season.

He was also without Craig Beattie and Leon Britton. Nathan Dyer was dropped in place of Tom Butler and Jordi Lopez started in midfield.

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Date:Saturday December 5 2009

Time: 6:51PM

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What has happened to Joe Allen? And was Leon Britton injured? We have to be positive not negative--it is so obvious we are not going to score goals with only one striker. QPR fans said Sousa was really negative in his approach, preferring a clean sheet at all costs. I'm not convinced by his approach---- Swansea have always been an attacking team through the years. This year has been boring--even the most diehard Swan fan can't be enjoying the sort of stuff that has been on show this season. And we are in 7th position-- what does that say for the strength of the Championship?
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05/12/2009 22:38:00

Joe Allen did have an injury so I'm wondering if they're waiting until he's 100% to start him. Britton and Beattie were injured. Philto, look where we are in the table. He's not doing much wrong, look at what he's had to deal with since he's been here. Just be happy we're in the top half.
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Thanks Kevin for the info. it was just the fact that both Britton and Allen were unused subs. If they have injuries then perhaps it would be best not to inlude them at all. All I'm saying is that we were playing the bottom team in the league and we need craft and guile up front, which Trundle has--he needs to play 4-4-2 with Trundle given a free rein. We should have won this game comfortably.
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06/12/2009 11:33:00

well said kev. also i think maybe trundle should be given a start, possibly even alongside pintado. it seemed to me if we STARTED with 2 up top yesterday we may have got more goals.
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06/12/2009 12:35:00

I agree, I'd like to see us 4-4-2 tomorrow night because we probably won't score until we change it to that if Sousa goes with 4-5-1 again. Sousa did say he will start changing the formation once his team are more suited to it after training but I think we should go for it tomorrow. If Beattie is still out, the only forward options that will work well is Trundle playing alongside someone - Pintado, because neither of them can do a good job on their own.
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