Date:Sunday December 16 2012
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup gave credit to Spurs as they beat his side 1-0 today at White Hart Lane.
Despite a dominant opening spell, Spurs soon took over in the first half and created the better chances, as Michu's 50-yard effort that went just over the bar was as good as it got for the visitors in the first 45 minutes.
The Swans defence had to be at their best and they remained strong, organised and disciplined before the home side's 75th minute winner from a free-kick.
Laudrup, as always, gave an honest account of the game, and admitted his side's passing wasn't their best:
'We started well in the first half and then they put us under some pressure, which we expected. During that time they had three or four big chances.
'Even when our passing wasn't the best, we still kept going until the end. This is a very tough place to come and we were competitive throughout.'
'They (Spurs) have a lot of speed in their team,' said Laudrup. 'They were very offensive and we had to defend deep at times.
'But credit to Tottenham because they put us under pressure when we had the ball and our wingers had to drop back, leaving us with just Michu up front.'
'We now have four games in ten days, starting with the game that everyone wants to play in next Sunday,'
'But we have two key games in that period, against Reading and Aston Villa. They will be important for us.'
Swansea City seem to have had a new player out injured every week for the past month or more and this weekend was no different, as Angel Rangel was missing due to a minor calf problem. Laudrup will be hoping to have him back plus Pablo Hernandez and Michel Vorm available again when they host the League leaders Manchester United next Sunday.
Join Vital Swansea
To visit the Vital Swansea message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swansea
Date:Sunday December 16 2012
Trundles Writes Off Michu Rumours (Saturday March 8 2014)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace (Tuesday March 4 2014)
Date Confirmed For Arsenal vs Swansea City (Tuesday March 4 2014)
Monk Has 'Massive Confidence' Swansea Will Survive (Sunday March 2 2014)
Vorm Admits 'I Had To Do Better' (Sunday March 2 2014)
Pulis 'Delighted' With a Point at Swansea City (Sunday March 2 2014)
Ince Sticks By His Pre-Match Comments (Sunday March 2 2014)
Benitez: We Deserved To Go Through (Saturday March 1 2014)
75% Were Confident Of a Win At Napoli (Friday February 28 2014)
Stats: Napoli v Swansea City (Thursday February 27 2014)
|11. Aston Villa||28||8||7||13||-7||31|
|13. Hull City||28||8||6||14||-5||30|
|16. Crystal Palace||28||8||3||17||-19||27|
|City or Wigan In The Semi-Final - Cheers Wrighty
» Arsenal : 09/03/2014 16:03:00
» Chelsea : 09/03/2014 16:01:00
|An ode to the Pride of London
» Chelsea : 09/03/2014 15:51:00
|Team News From The KC Stadium
» Sunderland : 09/03/2014 13:51:00
|Moyes Pleased With Attitude
» Man Utd : 09/03/2014 12:39:00
|It`s A Red for Sam
» Chelsea : 09/03/2014 12:29:00
|Magath Still Oozes Confidence
» Fulham : 09/03/2014 12:18:00