Leroy disappointed with defeat
17th April 2016
Leroy Fer conceded a failure to take chances proved pivotal in the Swans' 3-0 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.
The Swans fell behind to a 40th-minute header from Jamaal Lascelles in a first half of few chances.
But Francesco Guidolin's side looked much brighter in the second half, with a number of good opportunities to equalise squandered.
Jefferson Montero fired wide when in on goal, while captain Ashley Williams went within inches of levelling as the game entered the final 20 minutes.
Sub Bafe Gomis was another to go close, but Newcastle wrapped up the points with Moussa Sissoko doubling their lead before Andros Townsend completed the scoring in added-on time.
And Fer pointed to a lack of cutting edge at the main reason behind their defeat at St James' Park.
"We are disappointed with ourselves, especially conceding from two set pieces. The third came when we were pushing up," said Fer, who is on loan from QPR.
"We just switched off and it is an area we must improve on. We didn't concentrate for either goals and we always need to focus.
"We had a few chances in the second half which we didn't take. We needed to finish our chances to get back in the game when we had them.
"But overall we didn't play our best football, which was disappointing after the way we performed against Chelsea last week.
"It's important to put the defeat behind us now; forget this game quickly and put it right at Leicester next week because we still need to win another game at the moment."