Fernandez: We must cut out cheap goals
18th April 2016
Federico Fernandez insists the Swans will put in extra effort on the training ground this week to avoid conceding more "cheap goals".
The Swans went down 3-0 at Newcastle United last Saturday, with the first and second goals coming from corners.
Jamaal Lascelles headed home the opening goal at St James' Park while Moussa Sissoko doubled the lead in the final ten minutes as he fired home from close range.
And Fernandez concedes it is an area which needs extra focus on in training ahead of Sunday's visit to Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City.
"We need to improve defending from set-pieces because they are cheap goals," said Fernandez.
"I think it's about concentration. We have to concentrate on marking in every single moment.
"After conceding goals like that it's very difficult to recover.
"We will focus on it in training. Together we have to work on this and improve."
The Swans next face a trip to Leicester City, which will be a massive fixture in the title race as the Foxes look to cap off a remarkable season by becoming champions.
Claudio Ranieri's side will be without leading scorer Jamie Vardy after the 22-goal striker was dismissed for receiving two yellow cards in Sunday's dramatic 2-2 home draw with West Ham.
And Fernandez admits the Swans - beaten 3-0 by Leicester in December - will need to improve hugely on their latest performance if they want to bounce back.
"We have a tough game. We will have to play well because Leicester are having a very good time," said the 27-year-old.
"Two months ago we were in a difficult position, but now we want to finish the season well because that's better for everyone."
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