UK time is: 06:53:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A Stunned Rodgers Says We Were Beaten By Quality

A stunned Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers says his side were beaten by individual quality today at home to Newcastle United.

The Swans have lost their last three games, two of which at the Liberty Stadium.

Rodgers' team had a massive 68% possession in this afternoon's game against the Magpies, but the visitors converted the few chances they needed to win the game 2-0.

The individual quality of 9.5m striker Cisse did the damage, scoring either side of half time to give his team the three points that puts them up into fifth place.

Rodgers said he was left stunned after the defeat:

'We are a little bit stunned to be honest,'

'We made a good start with the ball, and then they got the goal which was obviously a great start for an away team.

'In the end we were beaten by quality. But we can't be too disappointed because Newcastle are a good side who are challenging for the top four in the Premier League.

'To dominate the ball like we did makes me very proud, but we gave possession away for both of their goals and that's obviously a little disappointing.

'We needed that little bit of luck today, but we just couldn't score. But Cisse took his goals well and that's the difference at this level.'


Rodgers remained upbeat despite a drop in recent form:

'We will find solutions, but we can't be too downbeat because they have good experience at this level and they have some excellent players,'

'We've come off the back of three difficult games; Everton have got great experience, Tottenham were challenging for the title and Newcastle are up there as well.

'We were the better side today, but we didn't get the result we wanted. This season was always going to be a test of our talent, and I think we've passed that.

'But we now need to finish the season well and not let it fizzle out towards the end, so we must fight between now and the final game.'


Rodgers also explained the reasons for making two changes to the starting line-up, replacing Danny Graham and Scott Sinclair with Luke Moore and Nathan Dyer.

'I just thought that a lot of our goals recently have come from midfield, so I wanted to freshen it up a bit,'

'Neither Danny or Scott have had chances to score in recent games and we brought Luke in to give us something a little bit different.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 6 2012

Time: 10:53PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Dominating the ball in your own penalty area is not praiseworthy. We have become exactly the same as we were under Sousa except more so. No-one engages the opposition players. we play in front of them with no runs at them. This will get worse as confidence goes. Rodgers in my opinion has lost a lot of his credibility and is now concerned only with defence. Let's see how he copes with a lot of bad results then we'll see if he's a good manager or not.
Philto
Report Abuse
11/04/2012 21:47:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Phil W 13
2. KevinE 12
3. eye_nose_hat 11
4. shearers boots 3
5. GThomas 2
6. Wozza 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Liverpool
Spurs 3 - 2 Swansea
Burnley 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 0 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Liverpool 30 16 6 8 12 54
6. Southampton 30 16 5 9 21 53
7. Spurs 30 16 5 9 5 53
8. Swansea 30 12 7 11 -4 43
9. West Ham 30 11 9 10 3 42
10. Stoke 30 12 6 12 -3 42
11. Crystal Palace 30 9 9 12 -5 36

Breaking League News

Would We Really Meet The Clause?
Chelsea : 30/03/2015 05:31:00
Toon 'Cast Off's' Continue To Shine
Newcastle : 29/03/2015 23:58:01
A True Chelsea Fan Writes. Again.
Chelsea : 29/03/2015 20:51:00
Swansea Duo Injured On International Duty
Swansea : 29/03/2015 20:04:01
Ramirez Injured?
Hull City : 29/03/2015 17:58:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your Man of the Match vs Aston Villa
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 5%
Naughton 0%
Williams 3%
Fernandez 4%
Taylor 3%
Ki 4%
Cork 39%
Shelvey 0%
Routledge 1%
Sigurdsson 1%
Gomis 30%
Montero 10%