Huddersfield away Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes | We let ourselves down

21st February 2021
First team

Captain Matt Grimes admitted Swansea City let themselves down after what he viewed as their worst performance of the season ended in a 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town.

Steve Cooper’s side had fallen behind in Yorkshire but went into the break on level terms thanks to Conor Hourihane’s stunning free-kick moments before half-time.

The Terriers ran riot after the restart, though, with three goals in seven minutes sealing victory and a league double over the Swans.

The day went from bad to worse for the Swans when they played the final 30 minutes with 10 men after Jordan Morris - one of five substitutes made by Cooper - was stretchered off after landing awkwardly.

Morris is expected to have a scan on Sunday to discover the extent of the injury, with the American international leaving Huddersfield wearing a leg brace and with crutches.

And Grimes pulled no punches in assessing the Swans’ performance as they tasted their first league defeat in 10 games.

Huddersfield away Matt Grimes

“We were awful,” admitted Grimes. “It’s one of those things that can happen.

“We weren’t at our best on Wednesday but still managed to get three points against Nottingham Forest, and we were as bad as we’ve been this season against Huddersfield. We thoroughly let ourselves down and deserved to lose the game.

“We pride ourselves on how well we’ve done defensively this season, so to concede four – with three in the manner did in the second half – was very disappointing.”