Leon sorry to supporters

5th December 2015

Leon Britton apologised to supporters for Swansea's "unacceptable" 3-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Ryad Mahrez scored a hat-trick for the high-flying Foxes to condemn the Swans to a frustrating afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.

It became an uphill task for Garry Monk's side from the fifth-minute when Mahrez bundled home the opener before adding his second on 22 minutes.

The in-form winger then rounded off Leicester's victory in the second half, while the Swans twice hit the woodwork through Ki Sung-Yueng and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

And Britton admitted that the Swans' performance wasn't good enough but insisted Garry Monk's side must "clear their heads" and keep working hard to turn their disappointing run of form around. 

"We were very very poor today," admitted Britton. "We can talk about Leicester City and recognise they are top of the league and doing very well but we have to look at ourselves.

"That performance was unacceptable from every one of us.

"I can only apologise to the fans for today. It was one of the worst performances I have seen from ourselves in a long time.

"We wanted to get on the front foot early on, but it was a blow to concede after five minutes. It made it difficult for us.

"We had to push to try and get a goal, but their strength on the counter attack meant we could have been four or five down at half-time.

"We tried to rally ourselves at half-time and pick the boys up. One goal could have turned it around like we did against Bournemouth a few weeks ago, but the third goal killed us and it just died out after that.

"There are so many things we can talk about, but at the end of the day the talking has to stop when the players cross that white line.

"The responsibility is with ourselves and today was nowhere near acceptable.

"We will have to try and clear out heads, get back on the training ground and work to turn it around.

"You can't get too down, as hard as it is, you have to try and pick yourself back up, train hard this week and prepare for Manchester City."