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Rodgers: Defensively We Weren't Good Enough

Rodgers: Defensively We Weren't Good Enough

Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers said his side weren't good enough defensively as they lost to relegation-threatened Preston North End 2-1 this afternoon.

The Swans manager said the performance from his team didn't deserve anything and as a result, they've lost ground on their promotion rivals, as a 6-0 win for Norwich City today puts them 4 points clear of us.

Dorus de Vries conceded an early pen, before Ashley Williams equalised to put the scores 1-1 at half time. Hume grabbed a second goal with 7 minutes remaining though to deny Swansea a share of the points.

Rodgers told the Official Site:

I said to the players afterwards that the way we defended we can't be too disappointed with the result,''

'We didn't deserve anything.

'If we are going to defend like that over the next seven games then we can't expect to be successful.

'We never made a good start by giving a penalty away after just two minutes. Although the reaction was good, defensively we weren't good enough today. We weren't at our best and got punished.

'It disappointing, but we haven't got enough time to dwell on it. We've got seven games to go and the next one is a massive one against Norwich on Saturday.

'If we are going to challenge for that second promotion spot, we need to win against Norwich.''

The pitch was difficult; it wasn't the best,''

'It hadn't been cut, worked on or watered because it certainly didn't look like that for England's Under-21 international in the week.

'I'm surprised that at this level you have top play on a pitch that hasn't been cut, but it's Preston pitch and that's their prerogative.''




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday April 2 2011
Time: 7:16PM

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Everyone has been crying out for Monk to return but he was poor against Preston, the middle of the defence was wide open too often. Britton has to be employed in the Makelele role to break up attacks. Gower doesn't do enough for me--he really is a winger employed out of position in the middle of midfield. I really do feel we missed a great opportunity with Augustien, he is a class act and Rodgers should have worked harder with him. Also it appears we really do miss Rangel in defence when he doesn't play. He is such a good out ball with great control. And again it seems that we don't have a linkman when Dobbie doesn't play, he is our most influential player at the moment as Prattley seems to be below par. A really big game next week against Norwich---we have to bounce back quickly. Rodgers has to decide what he wants---stability in defence or an all out attacking policy. No second chance now--7 games to do it in.
Philto
03/04/2011 23:41:00
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