Dwight: We deserved a point
5th May 2014
Dwight Tiendalli felt Swansea City deserved a share of the points against Southampton on Saturday.
The Swans went down to a 1-0 defeat at the Liberty, courtesy of Rickie Lambert's stoppage-time winner.
The visitors shaded the opening period and should have opened the scoring when Sam Gallagher headed over from close range.
At the other end, Pablo Hernandez drew a fine save from Artur Boruc in a game of very few chances.
But it was the Saints who claimed the victory thanks to Lambert's late winner, but Tiendalli felt the hosts deserved something from the game.
"We definitely deserved a point," he said. "It was a typical 0-0 draw until the goal at the end, and we were a little unlucky.
"Southampton played very well, and probably had more possession. We are two quite similar teams and we certainly did our best."
The Swans remain on 39 points in the Barclays Premier League and now head to Sunderland for the final game of the campaign next Sunday.
Garry Monk, his players and staff showed their appreciation at the final whistle as the took in a lap of appreciation to thank the Jack Army for their support.
And Tiendalli hopes the players can end the season on a high at the Stadium of Light.
"We have to finish well for the fans, the club and the manager. During the season we have had a bad period, but the fans are always behind us and they deserve our appreciation.
"The season isn't finished yet and we want to hit the 40-point mark."