Cooper | Confident away performance bodes well

9th November 2019
First team
Sheffield Wednesday Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper feels the manner of Swansea City’s performance at Sheffield Wednesday bodes well for the challenges ahead.

The Swans claimed a point in dramatic fashion as Ben Wilmot’s 94th-minute strike ensured it ended 2-2 at Hillsborough.

That was after late goals from Fernando Forestieri and Morgan Fox had looked set to condemn them to defeat.

While delighted with the equaliser, head coach Cooper acknowledged there was frustration that Swansea’s good play did not earn the reward of three points.

But he felt the confidence his side showed in possession was an encouraging indicator that they continue to move in the right direction.

“We've got the point and I'm pleased that we've got it because if we'd have lost today it would have been a travesty, especially after coming to a place like this and showing the confidence to play as we have,” he said.

“I think that bodes well for where we're trying to go. There's a lot to get our heads around because it was such a mad end to the game.

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“But I'm just pleased for the boys that for the way they played and the resilience they showed they got the minimum they deserved.

“Sheffield Wednesday had a good start. They had a lot of corners early on and we had to be really on our guard in how we dealt with them. We managed to settle the storm.

“For me, up until they scored, we completely controlled the game. I thought we were excellent with our play in the first half.

“We managed to find Bersant Celina on numerous occasions, which was very much the gameplan.

“I think we're slightly disappointed that for all of that good play and domination at times that we didn't score more goals from it.

“When it's 1-0 and away from home there's always going to be that chance, particularly with the way Sheffield Wednesday play.

 “We've conceded two late on and I'm thinking 'how can we play as well as this and not win?'.

“But the lads have shown their resilience again and it's the least we deserve.”