Amat reflects on disappointing defeat
18th April 2015
Jordi Amat felt Leicester City's flying start was the catalyst behind the Swans' 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium.
Nigel Pearson's side rose off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table after goals from Leonardo Ulloa and Andy King saw off the Swans.
Ulloa - a late inclusion in the starting XI after David Nugent injured himself in the warm-up - completed a fine start by the hosts when he fired home from close range after 15 minutes, while Wales international Andy King tapped in from six yards late on.
And Amat felt the Swans' slow start handed Leicester the ascendancy at the King Power Stadium.
"We suffered a bit in the first half as they started strongly and quickly," said Amat. "We changed the system (after conceding) to create more chances and we did that, but we didn't take our opportunities to score.
"It was an unlucky way to concede the first goal. It takes a deflection and drops for their striker, and he won't miss from that range.
"In the second half we took control of the game and we went close to scoring, but the keeper made a couple of good saves.
"And when they got the second goal it was impossible for us to come back as it was so late on.
"But now we must get over this defeat and think about the next game.
"We have another opportunity next week against Newcastle to break our points record, and that's the focus for us."
With Neil Taylor serving a two-match ban and Kyle Naughton injured, Garry Monk named Amat at left-back.
The Spaniard added: "It was a new experience. I'd played at right-back in Spain a few times, but this was on the different side of the pitch.
"Leicester had a lot of pace out wide and they have tricky players. But, as always, I did my best and I'll play wherever the manager wants me to.
"If it's the same again at Newcastle, then I'm happy to play in that position again. It's different, but I'll always play wherever the team needs me."