Mawson: Performance wasn't good enough
11th March 2017
Alfie Mawson conceded the Swans failed to produce a good enough performance during a 2-1 defeat at relegation rivals Hull City.
Paul Clement's side suffered a third loss of the season against the Tigers - twice in the league and once in the FA Cup - after sub Oumar Niasse struck twice in eight second-half minutes at the KCOM Stadium.
Mawson cut the deficit in injury time with his fourth Premier League goal for the club, but it proved too little too late for the visitors, who had seen both Angel Rangel and Fernando Llorente replaced in the first half after sustaining injuries.
Defeat left the Swans three points ahead of third-bottom Hull, with Clement's side facing a trip to Bournemouth next week.
And Mawson felt the performance fell way short of the standards expected.
"It is disappointing because it was an opportunity to move further away from a team near us in the table," said the centre-back.
"We didn't play as well as we have been, and we failed to take our chances while they did.
"Performances like today have to go out the window.
"We suffered a few injuries during the game and although we have the quality to deal with that we didn't show it today.
"It's tight around the relegation zone. There is a small gap between us, but it's all about what we do from this point forward.
"Now we have to dust ourselves down and make sure we are ready for next week."