Dyer: Defeat was hard to take

6th May 2018
First team

Nathan Dyer admitted defeat at Bournemouth was hard to swallow as Swansea City's Premier League survival hopes suffered a blow.

Yesterday's 1-0 loss at the Vitality Stadium saw the Swans slip into the relegation zone on goal difference after Southampton drew 1-1 at Everton.

It was a third straight loss for Carlos Carvalhal’s side, though they created a number of chances through Dyer, Mike van der Hoorn, Martin Olsson and Jordan Ayew.

Keeper Asmir Begovic saved van der Hoorn’s low drive before keeping out Dyer’s rebound.

Olsson headed over from an Andre Ayew cross while his brother Jordan sliced wide when through on goal.

And Dyer spoke of the Swans' frustration after they failed to take anything from the game.

“It was a tough one to take. We created a number of half-chances – I had one in the first half - but we couldn’t take them,” said the winger.

“They countered well from our attacks, and at times we got desperate and didn’t stick to the way we can play, which can happen when you are trying to claw something back.

“When you’re a goal down you look up as time is running out and you try things which you normally wouldn’t do.

“But we should have got something from this game – we created enough to do so – and we are all frustrated."