Defeat to Spurs makes Laudrup realize Swansea has “problems”
It’s been an extremely unlucky season for Swansea City. Injuries have plagued them throughout the season. Poor results and performances against mediocre teams have made them lose crucial points as well. They haven’t received any pity from Lady Luck either. Things seem to go wrong for them even on a bright sunny afternoon.
The 3-1 home defeat at Liberty Stadium to Tottenham Hotspur has left Swansea only three points above the relegation zone. Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup, who orchestrated a brilliant campaign for Swansea last season, admits his side hasn’t been up to the mark and there are “some problems right now”.
A brace from Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor and an own goal from Chico helped put three goals on the board for the Whites. On the other side a late goal from Wilfried Bony proved to be nothing more than consolation for a valiant fight from the Spurs.
Laudrup believes all his side needs is a win to build on. The Dane insists his side played well and that the outcome of the game could have been different another day. Laudrup also suggested that Swansea needed a bit of luck to go with the fight his side was putting in.
Swansea, who had more shots than Spurs but lacked finesse, enjoyed more ball possession than Tim Sherwood’s side. Laudrup pursed his lips over his fact, since he is already troubled by the fact that his side are now without a win in eight Premier League games.
“Again, great attitude, put them under pressure, had a couple of good chances...and then the first time they have a shot on target they score,” Laudrup said.
“But it's something that happens when you're a team that is struggling a bit. It's not our moment and things like that happen. I think we have to admit that we have some problems right now, we haven't won for quite some time, but on the other hand we just have to continue like this.
“I think the only thing we need is a success -- that means a win in the league -- and now we just have to move on.”
Swansea will now prepare for an away trip to Birmingham City for their FA Cup tie on 25 January. Three days later they are scheduled to play against Fulham at White Hart Lane before going on the road to play West Ham United at Upton Park.