Britton: We must turn things around
26th December 2016
Leon Britton insisted the players accept responsibility for the Swans' 4-1 defeat to West Ham.
The Swans side slipped to a third straight defeat as the Hammers provided the knockout blow on Boxing Day at the Liberty.
Former Swan Andre Ayew tapped the visitors ahead with his first goal for the Hammers since leaving SA1 last summer, while Winston Reid and Michail Antonio added further goals after the break.
Fernando Llorente came off the bench to pull one back with his sixth of the season before Andy Carroll compounded a miserable afternoon to volley in the Hammers' fourth goal in additional time.
"As a squad we have to accept responsibility for the result," said Britton.
"I understand the fans' frustrations because the players aren't performing well and we aren't getting the results we all want.
"As players we have to accept that the results aren't good enough.
"It's a very bad situation at the moment. We are losing game, and quite heavily too, so it's a difficult time for everyone at the club.
"We thought we had turned the corner against Sunderland when we won 3-0, but then we go on to lose the next three games.
"We need to turn things around because if we play like we did against West Ham for the rest of the season then we are going to struggle even more."
The Swans are next in action on New Year's Eve, when Bournemouth at the visitors to the Liberty.
And Britton insists there must be a big reaction from the squad when the Cherries head to SA1.
"The players were feeling down in the changing room after the West Ham game, but we have to pick ourselves up and go again - we have to improve because the pressure is building.
"We have lost the three games and we need to get the right results.
"We are at home next against Bournemouth and we need to pick up points. It is a huge game for us."