Date:Sunday April 15 2007
Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez wasn't happy with his side's performance yesterday despite coming back from a 2-goal deficit.
He said: 'There were many, many negatives from the Bournemouth game and I'm not pleased.'
'The way we started was not like a team who wants to get promoted.'
My men did not apply themselves in the way that is required of a Swansea City player.'
'We cannot start a game thinking that things will just happen, we need to make them happen.'
'We learned a huge lesson at Bournemouth and we must correct our errors if we want to get into the play-offs.'
'The one positive to take from the game is that we showed the character of a good team.'
'Coming back from 2-0 down will hopefully give us an added injection of confidence.'
Martinez also added that his side must win the remaining 3 games if they are to get a play-off place.
'We have three games left and we have to achieve three victories.'
'There are no two ways about it.'
'Even though we're still three points outside the play-off places, I feel our play-off destiny is in our own hands.'
Bournemouth defender Josh Gowling was obviously dissapointed to see them throw away a 2-goal lead.
He said: 'That's the second game we've done that in now. We've done it against Bradford and done it late on today and it's annoying. We knew Swansea were a good team but we should have had the three points today so that is frustrating.
'The lads were up for the game, we knew Swansea would come here and come at us. And we want the season to be over, we want to make sure that we are safe so we came at them. And we did that, we went two-nil up, got the second early on [in the second half] and we thought we were safe. But you never know in football.
'I played against him [Trundle] last year before I got injured so I know he's a quality player. I like playing against better players, it makes me a better player so I did look forward to it.
'At the end of the day we are down there and Swansea are pushing for the playoffs - it is a good result when you look at it. Obviously 2-0 then you end up drawing is not the best but we're still full of confidence, since the New Year we have put in some great performances so the lads are still confident.'
After reading Martinez's views, it's good to see him dissapointed by his side's performance.
All too often Jackett would never show this type of emotion and I'm sure it annoyed a lot of fans with the same bland reaction after a defeat.
We should have beaten Bournemouth comfortably if we want to be playing Championship football next season.
We didn't seem as hungry as the Cherries and a side playing with that attitude doesn't really deserve promotion.
Yeovil and Oldham both lost and it would have been a huge boost to our chances if we had won.
Carlisle overtake us now as we go down to 8th place, 3 points adrift of Oldham in 6th.
Date:Sunday April 15 2007
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