Olsson: We must be better

6th May 2018
First team

Martin Olsson admits Swansea City must do better in the final week of the season after defeat at Bournemouth saw them drop into the bottom three.

Carlos Carvalhal’s side went down 1-0 on the South Coast on Saturday as they suffered a third consecutive league defeat.

The Swans fell behind to Ryan Fraser’s first-half strike, but went close themselves through Jordan Ayew, Mike van der Hoorn and Nathan Dyer.

Olsson also threatened to find the net only for his diving header to rise over the crossbar.

The Swans have slipped into the relegation zone on goal difference with two games remaining – both at home against Southampton and relegated Stoke City.

And Olsson admits they must raise their game if they are to secure safety.

“It was a very frustrating game and outcome for us at Bournemouth,” said the Swedish left-back.

“We had a few chances in the first half and on another day we would have taken them.

“We did okay in the first half, but the second half was not good enough. We didn’t compete enough for the second ball.

“It is something we need to sort out for the remaining games because they are massive for us now.

"We have two huge games at home to come and we have to improve to make sure we achieve what we all want."