Korey Smith | We're gutted for the fans

21st March 2021
First team
Korey Smith

Korey Smith revealed Swansea City’s disappointment at missing out on creating history in the south Wales derby.

The Swans went down 1-0 to Cardiff at the Liberty Stadium, despite having 75 per cent of possession and 23 attempts at goal – one of which saw Andre Ayew strike the post.

In the end, Aden Flint’s early header proved the difference in SA1, which meant the Swans missed out on the opportunity of becoming the first team in the 109 years of the derby to win both league games in a season.

And Smith, who replaced the injured Conor Hourihane after 18 minutes, felt it was an opportunity missed.

Korey Smith

“I think we had 75 per cent of the possession and 23 shots, but at the end of the day, the ball wasn't going in the net and we conceded a goal and lost 1-0 - that's the only stat that counts,” said Smith.

“We've got to try and continue to play how we did in this game; it was probably our best performance for a while, but the most important thing is getting results.

“We're just gutted for the fans. We wanted to be the first team to win the double, but sometimes it's not meant to be.”

Korey Smith