Dwight: We must look ahead
29th September 2013
Dwight Tiendalli insists the Swans must move on from Saturday's defeat to Arsenal as quickly as possible.
Michael Laudrup's side suffered a 2-1 loss at the Liberty Stadium as the visitors returned to the top of the Premier League.
After a quiet first half, Arsenal took the lead when Serge Gnabry fired home before in-form Aaron Ramsey netted his eighth goal of the season to seal all three points for the Gunners.
It leaves the Swans on seven points in the Premier League, with a home clash with St Gallen on the horizon in the Europa League.
Laudrup's men then face a Southampton side riding high in the league, and Tiendalli admits that his team-mates must focus on returning to winning ways as quickly as possible.
"We have to look forward now," said the defender, who wade his first league start since returning to the Liberty. "We know its always going to be difficult against top teams, but mentally we are in a good place right now.
"Thursday won't be easy, but it is a game where we can take points. We have had a tough start in the league this season, but we'll just keep going.
"The first half was quite good (against Arsenal). They had maybe one chance, towards the end, and we were playing well and keeping the ball.
"In the second half we gave it away too easily and we effectively lost the game in the opening period of the half.
"That isn't the way we like to play, but we know Arsenal are a good team.
"They have a lot of individual quality but I think we can do better with the goals we conceded."
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