Guidolin rues missed chances
16th April 2016
Francesco Guidolin rued Swansea's missed chances after his side suffered a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United.
It proved a disappointing afternoon for Guidolin's men after goals from Jamaal Lascelles, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend earned the hosts an important three points at St. James' Park.
Lascelles bundled home the opener in what was a cagey first half, while the Swans had chances through Ashley Williams and Jefferson Montero to level after half-time.
But the visitors were punished when Sissoko doubled Newcastle's lead with just under ten minutes left on the clock, before Townsend rounded off their victory with a cool finish in the 89th minute.
"I think Newcastle deserved to win, but the result is heavy for us," insisted Guidolin. "They were better and had more intensity, but in the second half we had some chances to score. The match could be different if we took our chances.
"After three months of hard work to improve our situation in the table, it is possible to have a bad day, and today was not a good day.
"I like to play with intensity like last Saturday (against Chelsea), but I know it is not always easy every match.
"We knew Newcastle would play the match of their lives, We prepared the same way, but today was not a good day.
"But we need some more points because mathematically we're not secure. It's important that we don't relax. It's important we stay focused."
Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez believes his side's crucial victory will give his side belief that they can avoid relegation from the Barclays Premier League this season.
"Because of the way we won you have to say congratulations to them and to the fans," said Benitez. "This win was for them.
"The players now have belief that we can do it (survive relegation). We have more confidence and hopefully we can now keep the momentum."