Gylfi: The best team won
17th May 2015
Gylfi Sigurdsson admits that Manchester City deserved their victory despite a thrilling comeback from the home side at the Liberty Stadium.
After a strong start from the Swans, the visitors soon got into their stride and opened up a two-goal lead courtesy of Yaya Toure and James Milner.
Sigurdsson himself pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time, while Bafetimbi Gomis hauled the hosts level midway through the second half with his 10th goal of the season.
However, further goals from Toure and a late strike from former Swans striker Wilfried Bony meant that the points headed back to the Etihad as the curtain came down on another season at the Liberty Stadium.
"I think they (Man City) were the better team," said Sigurdsson. "We showed a lot of spirit to come from 2-0 down, but they showed their quality up front and finished the game off.
"We went in at half-time feeling good and then it was great to get the equaliser. I think we could have managed the game a bit better, but we went for it in the end.
"I think we sat off them too much in the first half and we needed to press them. But we tried to then play a little further forward and we got the second goal.
"We had a few other half chances and if those had gone in then it could have been different, but we need to finish those chances if we want to compete against the best teams."
The Swans now travel to Crystal Palace next Sunday in the final game of what has been a record-breaking season in SA1.
Sigurdsson has now netted nine times this year - one goal less than the 10 he scored in 2012-13 while at Spurs.
"It's been a great season," he said. "Of course there have been some results that we are not happy with, but we've beaten Arsenal and Manchester United twice and there have been some great moments.
"We need to keep hold of our best players, strengthen the squad again and hopefully next season can be even better."