Kris: Defeat was hard to take

21st October 2018
First team

Kristoffer Nordfeldt admitted defeat at Aston Villa was hard to take as Tammy Abraham’s early strike saw off the Swans.

Former Swans loanee Abraham nodded home in the eighth minute and it was his goal that proved the difference despite a number of further chances at both ends.

Nordfeldt’s superb reflex save denied Abraham from scoring another while the visitors went close to levelling through Jay Fulton, Connor Roberts and Bersant Celina.

The Swans were much improved after the break as Graham Potter switched formations from a defensive back three to a flat back four.

And Nordfeldt felt the Swans should have come away from Villa Park with a share of the spoils.

“It’s a tough result to take because I thought we were the better team in the second half,” said the Swedish international.

“We were unfortunate not to score and we are very disappointed to have come away with nothing.

“We made some changes during the first half – we went back to a back four – and we played better.

“The game was separated by one goal, and that shows how close it was.”