Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Post Match Comments vs Bournemouth

Post Match Comments vs Bournemouth

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.



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday April 15 2007
Time: 2:04PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Swansea City Articles

Swansea Duo In Team Of The Week (24/1/17)

Swansea City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Fitness Already Improving Under Paul Clement

The Swans covered the most distance this Premier League weekend, while new signing Martin Olsson spoke of the high intensity training sessions under Clement

Rate The Players: Liverpool 2-3 Swansea City

Rate the players' performances in the 3-2 away win at Liverpool

Stats: Liverpool v Swansea City

All the stats from Liverpool (2) vs (3) Swansea City, Anfield, 21st January 2017 Att: 53,169

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 Liverpool
Suggested By:
Fabianski7%
Naughton1%
Mawson7%
Fernandez3%
Olsson3%
Carroll54%
Cork0%
Fer1%
Sigurdsson1%
Routledge0%
Llorente23%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 1:30PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 12 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Dennis Downing16
2.Phil W10
3.GThomas5
4.KevinE3
5.yugo232
6.forest fan2
7.williams1
8.adihanbury156@msn.co1
Vital Football Comment