Jack Cork: Swansea City deserved more against Hull City
21st August 2016
Jack Cork reckons Swansea City are showing promising signs despite their defeat at home to Hull City.
Late goals from substitute Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez saw the Swans slip to their first defeat of the season on Saturday.
Francesco Guidolin's men controlled possession for much of the game, and looked the side most likely to break the deadlock in the first period.
But it was Hull who carried the greater threat after the break, and strikes from Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez in the last 11 minutes saw the Tigers make it two wins out of two this season.
Despite the setback, captain Cork believes Guidolin's team are heading in the right direction.
"We are a side that is still gelling together, we have lost some big players over the past few weeks," he said.
"Despite the defeat I think we are playing well. We did play some good football and feel unlucky not to have come away with something from the game."
Cork admitted the Swans struggled to deal with Hull's safety-first approach on a frustrating afternoon at the Liberty.
"We had a lot of the ball but they played a defensive shape and made it tough for us," he said. "We struggled to break them down and they made it difficult for us in the final third.
"We created some good chances in the first half and needed to take them. We had a lot of the ball but could not finish it in the final third and they made the most of their chances on the counter.
"They held a good shape in defence and hit us though a set-piece and on the counter-attack."