Leon: We can take positives
13th April 2014
Leon Britton insists there were plenty of positives to take from Sunday's defeat against Chelsea at the Liberty.
The Swans were reduced to ten men early on when Chico Flores saw red for two bookable offences.
But the home side defended valiantly as the two sides went into the half-time break goalless.
Chelsea piled on the pressure in the second period, however, and Demba Ba scored the all-important goal with twenty minutes remaining.
But Britton insists that the Swans can take heart from the performance.
"Obviously we are disappointed with the result, but I thought we did very well," he said.
"I thought we started the game well, but being down to ten men changes it completely. It's very difficult being down to ten against any team, let alone Chelsea.
"But you have to make it difficult for the opposition and I thought we did that. I thought we defended well and I didn't think they had that many chances, so we can take some positives from the game."
Sunday's defeat means the Swans remain just three points clear of the relegation zone in 15th place.
Monk's side now face Newcastle at St James' Park next Saturday before hosting Aston Villa in a fortnight's time.
"The results weren't great (this weekend) and we know that," he said. "But at the same time we can't rely on others slipping up.
"We just need to concentrate on ourselves and get the results.
"It's in our hands and we need to go to Newcastle next weekend and be positive."