Defeat was "reality check"

11th September 2017
First team

Lukasz Fabianski felt Sunday’s home defeat to Newcastle United handed the Swans a “reality check”.

Paul Clement’s side went down to a 1-0 defeat to the Magpies at the Liberty in what proved a disappointing afternoon for the hosts.

Transfer-deadline day signings Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony both made their debuts, but it was Jamaal Lascelles’ second-half header which proved the difference in a tight encounter.

And Fabianski, who made a fantastic save to deny Joselu in the first half, felt it was a lesson learned for Clement’s side.

“The result has given us a bit of a reality check,” said the Polish keeper.

“With our new signings and the atmosphere at the start of the match, you could tell that everyone was up for it.

“But we did not deliver it on the pitch and got punished for it.

“They looked more solid as a team and had some good chances on goal and I feel we probably got what we deserved.

“The more time we have as a team the more we will click together.

“We have to be aggressive and have to perfect our marking on corners.

“This is our home ground and we are desperate to put things right for the fans and start to get points here.

“This is where we need to be getting more of our wins and points. So far we have not been able to do that. We must look to turn things around pretty quickly.

“I am confident we will do that and make the Liberty Stadium our fortress.”