Gylfi: Reasons to be cheerful
5th March 2015
Gylfi Sigurdsson felt the Swans can remain in positive mood despite being edged out by his former club Tottenham in a five-goal thriller on Wednesday night.
Garry Monk's side went down 3-2 at White Hart Lane, with Sigurdsson's 88th minute strike setting up a tense finish to the game.
Federico Fernandez then saw his last-gasp header tipped wide by Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris as the Swans went close to sealing a courageous comeback.
The Swans had fallen behind to an early Nacer Chadli volley before Ki Sung-Yueng struck his sixth goal of the campaign to equalise.
But the hosts were 3-1 by the hour mark following second-half efforts from Ryan Mason and Andros Townsend before the Swans clawed one back.
And Sigurdsson, who now has eight goals this season, believes Monk's men can take many positives despite the loss in North London.
"White Hart Lane is not an easy place to go and play," said the former Spurs midfielder. "Tottenham are a good team and they wanted to prove a point after losing in the final to Chelsea.
"We nearly got something out of the game at the end, but overall I think Tottenham controlled the game.
"It was important for us to get back on level terms soon after their goal. It gave us a lift, but they took charge of the game in the second half and eventually went 3-1up.
"We didn't give up though and we got a goal back. It was nice to get a goal - and against my old club - but it would have been better to have taken something from the game.
"It set up a tense finish, but we just fell short.
"We can take positives from that performance, though, as we look to bounce back in our next game."