Conor Gallagher | Everyone is gutted
Conor Gallagher spoke of the devastation felt by the Swansea City squad after seeing their promotion hopes ended by defeat at Brentford on Wednesday night.
Steve Cooper’s side had headed to west London with a 1-0 lead from the first leg of the play-off semi-final, but found themselves 3-0 down with less than 46 minutes on the clock in the second leg.
A Rhian Brewster goal provided a lifeline and hope of more last-gasp heroics from Cooper’s resilient Swans, but it was not to be as Brentford booked their place in the Wembley final.
Cooper was left ruing defensive errors he felt his side had made, and midfielder Gallagher – who had a good chance saved by David Raya – was honest in his assessment of the performance.
"Everyone's gutted. We blew it to be fair,” said the 20-year-old, who joined the Swans on loan from Chelsea in January.
"We worked so hard to get into this position and we just weren't good enough on the night. We got punished so it's our own fault.
"They're obviously a top side and we knew we'd be under the cosh at times, but we didn't defend well enough as a team.
“Everyone's at fault. We've only got ourselves to blame."