Date:Sunday April 1 2007
Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez shared his views following Saturday's 2-0 defeat away at Millwall.
His side were dealt a hamer blow when Alan Tate was shown red after two bookable offences half way through the first half.
He said: 'I thought Alan's first booking was a bit harsh. It was his first challenge of the game and (Millwall defender) Richard Shaw made a similar challenge which he didn't get punished for.
'The sending off was a big moment and psychologically it affected the players and Millwall took full advantage.
'We tried to go forward after the break as a win was important and a draw wasn't good enough - but we are still in with a chance of the play-offs. We have six massive games ahead of us.'
'Sending-offs do change games, but it's how you react to it and I thought we could get a result after,'
'Maybe it's because I always expect so much from my players but it did affect us psychologically.
'But it was one of those days that I'm sure everyone is going to get a lesson out of it, and we'll take that into the next six 'cup finals' we've got.'
After failing to keep up the momentum that's grown lately, Swansea now find themselves 4 points adrift of Blackpool who occupy the last play-off place.
Next Up: vs Bristol City (a) - Sat 7th April, 3pm
Date:Sunday April 1 2007
Rate The Players: Swansea City 3-0 Newcastle Utd (Friday December 6 2013)
Laudrup: Win Will Give Us Enormous Confidence (Thursday December 5 2013)
Pardew: Referee's Decisions Were Crucial In Defeat (Thursday December 5 2013)
Report - Swansea City 3-0 Newcastle United (Thursday December 5 2013)
Swansea City Boss Pleased With Vazquez (Tuesday December 3 2013)
Michu: End Of Injury Is Close (Tuesday December 3 2013)
Rate The Players: Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City (Monday December 2 2013)
Injury Boost For Bony (Monday December 2 2013)
Report - Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City (Monday December 2 2013)
Laudrup Sees Positives In Man City Defeat (Sunday December 1 2013)
|9. Man Utd||14||6||4||4||4||22|
|10. Aston Villa||14||5||4||5||0||19|
|12. Hull City||14||5||2||7||-6||17|
|The West Brom Preview
» Norwich : 07/12/2013 09:00:00
|The View From The Hawthorns Qamp;A
» Norwich : 07/12/2013 07:00:00
|Rate The Players: Swansea City 3-0 Newcastle Utd
» Swansea : 06/12/2013 22:54:00
|Drubbing Still Fresh In Clarke's Mind
» Norwich : 06/12/2013 20:36:00
|Scout Report: Everton
» Arsenal : 06/12/2013 19:24:00
|Lambert Backs Gabby To Go On A Run
» Aston Villa : 06/12/2013 19:06:00
|Duo A Doubt Ahead Of Fulham Clash
» Aston Villa : 06/12/2013 18:57:00