Francesco Guidolin: Swansea City results will come soon
1st October 2016
Francesco Guidolin remains convinced his Swansea City side will turn their form round despite defeat to Liverpool.
The Swans are without a win in six Premier League games after Jurgen Klopp's high-flying Reds came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.
But Guidolin, whose team controlled the first period, believes it is only a matter of time before the wins start coming.
"It's the same situation as last week against Manchester City," the Swans boss said.
"I think our first half was better than the last game. We deserved to be ahead and I was disappointed we did not get a second goal.
"Liverpool are a strong team, a very good team, and in the second half they played a good game.
"I think the right result would have been a draw and at the end of the game we had a very big chance to equalise, but this is the moment (we are in). This is what can happen in football.
"You can play good games but not get good results.
"We have played against very strong teams in this period, but I am confident because I saw my team play for 95 minutes with character and also with quality in the first half.
"If we play this way, I think we can turn our situation around soon. My team is a good team. I am sure we have the qualities to have a good future."
By far the better side early on, the Swans were rewarded for their efforts with a goal inside eight minutes.
Borja had already nodded over the top when he met Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner with another header which rolled back across the face of goal.
After a slight touch from Mike van der Hoorn, Leroy Fer was on hand to sweep home his fourth goal of the season.
The Swans might have doubled their lead before the break, with Borja flashing another header inches wide of the target after meeting Sigurdsson's sweet free-kick.
But Guidolin's men would pay for the failure to stretch their lead as Liverpool surged back into the contest.
The Reds levelled on 54 minutes when, after Philippe Coutinho's free-kick hit the wall, Jordan Henderson lifted the ball into the box and Roberto Firmino headed home.
And Liverpool snatched victory six minutes from time when Angel Rangel was penalised for a foul on Firmino.
James Milner stepped up to score from the penalty spot, leaving the Swans with only one point from six league games since their opening-day win at Burnley.
Guidolin was again asked about his future at the Liberty after the game, but he said: "This is not my problem.
"My job is to work with the players, to try to get them to play like we did in the first half.
"Next we have Arsenal - this is my job. I don't know if in the next days there will be a meeting.
"I am not worried about my position, my only worry is our (position in the) table.
"At the moment we deserve some more points, but this is the situation we are in.
"I am very, very happy with my players. My relationship with them is perfect and I am sure they have good quality and good characteristics."
Klopp, meantime, reckoned his side had triumphed despite not being at their best.
"We were not ready for the game at the start and I have to take responsibility for this," he said.
"Our body language was not good. Swansea did well, that's important to say, but we were too static.
"The second half was better, maybe still not brilliant, but I think we deserved the win."