Davies hails group's strength

13th February 2014

Ben Davies hailed the strength of Swansea City's team spirit after they drew 1-1 with Stoke in windy conditions on Wednesday night.

Chico Flores' early second-half equaliser earned the Swans a point after Peter Crouch put the hosts in front, 17 minutes into the first period.

Despite the setback, Garry Monk's side dominated the play throughout and were finally rewarded for their efforts when Chico flicked home a header seven minutes into the second half.

Then, in the 77th minute, Wilfried Bony nearly grabbed a winner, latching onto Nathan Dyer's cutback, only for Ryan Shawcross to clear off the line.

Despite not taking home all three points, Davies felt the performance showed the strength of team ethic within the Swans camp.

"I think the performance showed how strong we are together as a group," declared Davies.

"It's always difficult to come here, and even some of the best teams find it difficult.

"We knew how tough it would be out there. The conditions were terrible for our style of footall, but throughout the game, we gave it a go.

"We dealt with their aerial threat pretty well, and maybe we were a bit unlucky not to take all three points, considering the chances we had.

"Overall, it was a good fighting performance to pick up a point. A point is a good point for us.

"We have another difficult game against Everton (in the FA Cup) on Sunday, which we will be looking to win."