Federico Fernandez: Swansea City must be more clinical after Hull City reverse
20th August 2016
Federico Fernandez conceded Swansea City were made to pay for lacking a clinical edge in the 2-0 home defeat to Hull City.
The Swans suffered their first defeat of the season when the Tigers - victors over defending champions Leicester City last week - picked up another three points.
Francesco Guidolin's men dominated possession and could easily have taken the lead before the break.
But having failed to make use of their control of the ball, the Swans were undone by late strikes from Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez.
"We tried to play in our way, we controlled the game and created a lot of chances but when we did not score we made things difficult for ourselves," said Fernandez, who required stitches after a first-half collision.
"In the second half they came at us on the counter-attack and scored two good goals which is very disappointing.
"We have to get back to training, learn from the defeat and focus on our next game.
"We created a lot but we needed to be more clinical in the final third. We must work on this aspect of our game, especially when playing games at home in front of our own fans."
The Swans go to Peterborough United in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night before returning to Premier League action at Leicester City next weekend.
"We need to recover fast and look to get something from the next game," Fernandez added.
"We played well at points today which makes the defeat even more disappointing.
"Results like this show just how tough the Premier League is, we need to improve and get some consistency with our results."