Mulder eyes response after Hull disappointment

23rd December 2018
First team

Erwin Mulder has urged Swansea City to pick themselves up and get back to winning ways at the first possible opportunity following the disappointment of defeat at Hull

Graham Potter’s side had been seeking to record three wins in a row for the first time this season, and looked to be on their way when Wilfried Bony fired them ahead early on.

They kept their advantage into the second half – with Mulder saving a Jarrod Bowen penalty after the Dutchman was adjudged to have fouled Fraizer Campbell – but conceded three goals in 10 minutes to slide to a 3-2 loss.

The defeat saw the Swans lose ground on the play-off places, and goalkeeper Mulder sees the Boxing Day clash with Aston Villa as a game Potter’s men need to take three points from if they want to be considered top-six contenders.

“It’s very disappointing, we were going for three in a row, we had a good feeling and we played well in the first 35 minutes,” he said.

“So it is a hard one to take when you go on and lose away from home.

“For sure we have to pick ourselves back up, they are big games for us coming up.

“We need the points if we want to look up the table. We have to win, it’s as simple as that.”

Mulder did brilliantly to deny Bowen’s penalty, getting down at full stretch to his left to palm the Hull man’s effort around the post.

But he took little comfort from that moment given it did not help his side emerge victorious.

“I have saved a few penalties in my career, this was an important one as we were 1-0 up and it kept us ahead,” he said.

“It was a good save but we lost the game so it counts for nothing.”