No harm done, says Carlos

26th February 2018
First team

Carlos Carvalhal is convinced there has been no harm done to his Swansea City side despite their weekend defeat a Brighton.

The Swans saw their 10-game unbeaten run come to a shuddering halt as they were beaten 4-1 by one of their rivals to avoid relegation from the Premier League at the Amex Stadium.

But as his team get set to return to action on Tuesday night, Carvalhal is adamant there will be no hangover following the Seagulls reverse.

The Swans now switch their attention to the Emirates FA Cup as they do battle with Sheffield Wednesday for a place in the quarter-finals.

“The game against Brighton does not have any negative impact on the team – zero,” Carvalhal said.

“I accept all responsibility for what happened at Brighton.

“We know exactly what happened. We had a very good chance to score when we hit the post before half-time, but we were not happy.

“We wanted to attack more so we put on Luciano (Narsingh) and then Tammy (Abraham). We had some good situations, but we knew we were taking a risk.

“We knew we could get back into the game with four attackers on the pitch, but also that it would open spaces for Brighton. When they got the second goal, it was difficult for us.

“We made the team imbalanced because we wanted to win and I accept responsibility for that.”

With another key Premier League fixture to come against West Ham this Saturday, the Swans will be keen to get back on the winning trail against a Wednesday side who are struggling in the second tier.

“This game is completely different from Brighton,” Carvalhal added.

“This is a cup game. We will try to win and then we will focus on West Ham.”

 

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