Curtis takes solace from Swans defeat

28th February

Alan Curtis praised the Swans for their show of fight and spirit despite suffering a 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs came from behind to inflict defeat on the Swans after Alberto Paloschi scored his first goal for the club.
Paloschi fired the Swans in front in the 19th minute when he swept a strike past Hugo Lloris, while Lukasz Fabianski produced a string of fine saves to retain Swansea's lead.
But second-half substitute Nacer Chadli finally broke the visitors' impressive rearguard showing in the 70th minute when he turned in Kyle Walker's long-range shot.
Rose then fired the hosts in front seven minutes later to ensure the home side of maximum points.
But despite the defeat, Curtis hailed the Swans for their display of character.
"I thought we defender really well," said Curtis. "Lukasz (Fabianski) made some world class saves, but the whole team defended well. We can take some solace from the performance.
"You have to give credit to Tottenham. They kept coming at us and created a lot of chances.
"They're a terrific side, who have pace and power. This is a really tough place to come.
"But it's disappointing for us. We could have done with scoring the second goal, but Lloris made good saves as well.
"On the day, they were probably a little good for us, but I felt we showed spirit and fight.
"We have to show that spirit during our next game against Arsenal and for the rest of the season."
Meanwhile, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his side's impressive turnaround and hailed his side for their patience.
"The team showed great belief in the way that we play," said Pochettino. "We remained patient and are really happy with the three points.
"Fabianski was fantastic and it looked impossible to score, but we remained patient.
"The supporters were brilliant. When we went 1-0 down they lifted the team, so I have to thank them."