Potter: I really enjoyed watching us

6th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter thoroughly enjoyed watching his Swansea City side in action as they recorded another convincing home win over Middlesbrough.

Having put Brentford to the sword in midweek, the Swans backed that up with a 3-1 triumph over Tony Pulis’ side at the Liberty.

A Matt Grimes penalty and a Wayne Routledge strike put the hosts on their way, with Connor Roberts’ effort after the break sealing the win before George Saville’s late consolation for the visitors.

It continued a string of strong performances, with the Swans hitting their stride in terms of the gameplan they are looking to implement under Potter.

And the manager was more than satisfied by the manner in which his side created chances against the Championship’s most miserly defence.

Indeed, the Swans are just the second Championship side to net three in a game against Boro this season, with Aston Villa the only other team to manage the feat.

“I am very pleased, it is not easy to create chances or score against Middlesbrough with how they defend,” said Potter.

“We were excellent first half with our attacking play. We had a good understanding of what we were trying to do, we scored two good goals and probably could have added to that.

“Getting the third was important, you know you need it as they can put balls in the box and it is dangerous, as it proved with their goal.

“It was more nervy than needed to be at the end, but overall we completely controlled the game, we were the better team and deserved the win.

“They don’t concede many, and I thought some of our play was very exciting.

“It’s not easy when it’s your third game in a week so congratulations to the players.

“We looked fresh, we counter-pressed well, we had energy and I really enjoyed watching us play.”