Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Clement Insists Mesa 'Still In My Plans' Despite Omission

Clement Insists Mesa 'Still In My Plans' Despite Omission

Swansea City head coach Paul Clement insists that Roque Mesa is still in his plans despite leaving him out of the matchday squad that beat Huddersfield Town.

The Spanish midfielder was a surprise omission for Saturday's first home win of the season against the Terriers, as Clement welcomed back Ki Sung Yueng to the bench, while there was also a spot for Sam Clucas as Leon Britton kept his place in the starting line-up.

Despite making a costly passing error in the 2-1 home defeat against Watford, he came on at the start of the second half and was one of our best performers. He also impressed in the cup win at Reading, so you can't help but feel that his absence is a harsh and questionable decision from the boss.

Clement gave his reasons though, and said:

"I left Roque out because I felt this was the best line-up for this game, but he is very much part of the plans for this club moving forward,"

Talking about welcoming back Ki and Dyer, who both came on as a second half subs, Clement added:

"We got Ki back after a while out and we got Nathan back after an even longer lay-off, so that`s good to see,"

"That`s why you build a squad, so that even if you have injuries, you have other players who can come in and compete at this level."


It's a harsh decision on Mesa even more so because neither Clucas or Ki has done anything special whatsoever in a Swansea shirt recently. Clucas has looked error-prone while Ki's commitment and consistency keeps coming into question every season.



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday October 14 2017
Time: 7:41PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Rate The Players: Burnley 2-0 Swansea City

Rate the players' performances in the 2-0 away defeat at Burnley

Same Sh*t Different Day For Swansea City

It`s getting like groundhog day now, Swansea City produce another awful performance that ends in a defeat at Burnley

Stats: Burnley v Swansea City

All the stats from Burnley (2) vs (0) Swansea City, Turf Moor, 18th November 2017 Att:

Team Line-Ups & Updates: Burnley vs Swansea City

Team line-ups, match updates and latest Premier League scores as Swansea City travel to Burnley

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Burnley
Suggested By:
Fabianski46%
Naughton0%
Fernandez0%
Mawson0%
Olsson0%
Fer0%
Clucas0%
Sanches24%
Ayew0%
Abraham0%
Dyer17%
Bony13%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W15
2.Dennis Downing7
3.KevinE4
4.gorky271
5.jonno11
6.GThomas1
7.david1
The Vital Football Members League