Character was key, says Leon
12th February 2014
Leon Britton hailed the Swans' character after they dealt with tricky conditions to claim a hard-earned point at Stoke City.
Garry Monk's side came from a goal down to share the spoils at the Britannia Stadium in a game which kicked off 15 minutes later than scheduled due to the windy conditions.
Chico Flores headed home a second-half equaliser after Peter Crouch had fired Stoke ahead in the 17th minute, with the Swans going close to winning the game when Wilfried Bony's effort was cleared off the line.
This draw moves the Swans onto 28 points from 24 games, and Britton applauded this latest point.
"It is very tough going to Stoke. You have to be very strong, as we have found in the last two seasons, and we did exactly that," said the midfielder.
"It was a hard-fought point but we showed a lot of character, particularly to come back from a goal down.
"The gaffer told us to keep playing the way we had been in the first half because we had done well and enjoyed the majority of possession. He said if we continued to make those quick one-touch passes then we would create chances.
"Chico did well to score because he was facing away from goal. His celebration wasn't too bad either.
"And from then on we really pushed for a winner, which Bony was unlucky not to score.
"But it's nice to pick up a point here because we had been very poor in the last two years at Stoke.
"It was also important we followed up the win over Cardiff. It means confidence is high and we are pleased with four points from two games."