Cork: We must bounce back
18th September 2016
Jack Cork insists the Swans must use their disappointment from defeat at Southampton when they face Manchester City twice within a week.
Francesco Guidolin's side went down 1-0 at St Mary's, with sub Charlie Austin's strike proving the difference on the South Coast.
The deadlock was broken after 63 minutes - a minute after Austin struck the crossbar - while the Swans' best chance saw Gylfi Sigurdsson denied by Fraser Forster's low save in the latter stages.
It meant the Swans stay on four points from their opening five games, and now face Manchester City twice in three days.
Pep Guardiola's side begin the defence of their EFL Cup title at the Liberty on Wednesday before returning to SA1 on Saturday in the Premier League.
And Cork feels the Swans must turn the disappointment of defeat into positive performances in the games ahead.
"We have got two tough games coming up at home, so it would be nice to make progress in the cup and get something from the league game," said Cork.
"Everyone is disappointed with today - the fans came a long way to support us.
"Hopefully we can push for wins on Wednesday and Saturday.
Of the Swans' performance at St Mary's, he added: "It was disappointing for us today. In the first half I felt we did okay, and in the second half we were confident we could get something.
"We had some good spells and created chances, but we've got to work defensively as a team to limit their chances.
"But they had enough chances to win the game, and deservedly did that."