Date:Tuesday October 18 2011
Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers insists his side need to defend better following Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Norwich City.
Like it did last season in the Championship, Swansea's performances and defensive record differ significantly between home and away games. While no goals and no defeats have been experienced yet at the Liberty Stadium in four games, it's quite the opposite on their travels.
With four defeats in four away games, plus 12 goals conceded, there's still a big concern with our form on our travels that puts a lot of pressure on the players to deliver good results at home.
In an unforgiving League as the Premiership is, Swansea City simply cannot survive on their home form alone, and their losing away run will have to be addressed quickly. Norwich City would have been seen as a big chance to do that, what with them very similar to us in terms of quality. Instead, we deliver probably our poorest defensive performance of the season as the Canaries caused us plenty of problems, scoring 2 goals within the first 10 minutes.
Rodgers states the obvious facts after Saturday's defeat:
'Whether it's home or away, we need to win games,'
'Our home form has been fantastic, but we cannot just rely on that.
'We have to get points away from home as well, because there will be times when it does not happen for us at home.'
If it is to happen for Swansea at Wolves, a marked improvement on their display at Carrow Road will be required.
They were okay going forward at Norwich, with Danny Graham's second Swansea goal a major plus.
But too many of Rodgers's players were short of their best in Norfolk, with their rearguard looking wobbly almost throughout.
'No matter where we are playing, we have to defend better than we did at Norwich,'
Date:Tuesday October 18 2011
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