Fer: Keep believing
28th August 2016
Leroy Fer insists Swansea City must keep on believing after Francesco Guidolin's men went down 2-1 at Leicester City.
After their rousing opening-day win at Burnley, the Swans have suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats against Hull and Leicester.
They might have got something from both those games, although Guidolin acknowledged that Leicester were worthy winners at the King Power Stadium this weekend.
Claudio Ranieri's team had to come through a nervy spell in the closing stages after Fer netted his second goal of the season nine minutes from the end.
Leicester had led 1-0 at the break thanks to Jamie Vardy's first goal of the campaign, and the champions doubled their advantage when Wes Morgan netted early in the second period.
Ranieri's men might have been out of sight before the Swans' late rally had Lukasz Fabianski not saved Riyad Mahrez's penalty.
"We need to keep believing like we did in the last 15 or 20 minutes at Leicester," Fer said.
"The first half was difficult for us, and we could have folded after Leicester got their second goal at the start of the second half.
"But Lukasz made a great save to keep us in the game and after that we kept believing we could get back into it. In the end, we were a bit unlucky not to get something.
"We have to take that into the next game against Chelsea in two weeks' time."
Fer scored the Swans' late winner at Burnley, tapping home from close range after Fernando Llorente's header was saved.
And at Leicester the Dutchman rose highest to meet a Modou Barrow cross before nodding beyond Foxes keeper Ron-Robert Zieler.
"We were 2-0 behind, then we got a good goal and we tried to get an equaliser by playing long balls into our strikers," Fer added.
"We were strong at the end and, as I say, I think we were a bit unlucky at that point.
"But we can't concede goals like we are. We have conceded from a corner again and that's frustrating.
"We were saying it all through last season but it keeps on happening and we have to get better because if you concede those goals, it can make a massive difference in games."