Kyrell Wilson | Defeat hurts, we paid for small mistakes

14th November 2023
Kyrell Wilson Villa

Kyrell Wilson acknowledged sloppy errors had cost Swansea City Under-21s after they fell to a 4-3 defeat in their Premier League Cup clash against Aston Villa.

The 19-year-old netted his 10th goal of the season when he put the Swans 3-1 up with just 15 minutes to go.

The Swans had taken a deserved first-half lead with a fine finish from Kristian Fletcher as the forward netted the 10th goal of his loan spell, but the visitors quickly levelled from a Teddy Rowe free-kick.

However, the hosts were dominant for much of the second half and further goals from Sam Parker and Wilson seemingly put them in control.

However, Rico Richards soon pulled a goal back for Villa before Moore rifled the ball into the roof of the net with four minutes to play. The striker then broke Swansea hearts by steering an unerring effort into the far corner deep in stoppage time. 

It was an entertaining contest, but Wilson could not hide his disappointment given how well the development side had started the contest.

"It hurts, and it hurts even more that we should have won it and everyone in the changing room is disappointed," said the forward.

"I think we dominated long spells of the game, but then we let them back in and made a few mistakes, and we paid for that.

"I feel we sort of let ourselves down a bit, and let it slip away from ourselves.

"These type of games are the games you want as a player, playing Premier League sides. We showed that we can match these types of teams, but we did not come out on top.

"It doesn't matter who we're against, as long as we stick to what we know and how we play, we know we can go toe-to-toe with these teams but we let this one slip away."