Potter: A performance we can be proud of

8th March 2019
First team

Graham Potter felt his Swansea City had given a performance to be proud of after seeing his side fall to an unfortunate 1-0 defeat at Championship leaders Norwich.

The Swans - without topscorer Oli McBurnie through illness - were facing a Norwich side who had won five of their previous six games in freescoring form.

The visitors had lost their previous three away games but you would not have known it by the manner in which they asserted themselves, particularly during an opening half where they had by far the better of proceedings.

Indeed, over the entire 90 minutes they limited the Canaries to just a solitary shot on target.

But it proved to be the winner as Emi Buendia shifted the ball onto his left foot from an Onel Hernandez pass to rifle a shot past Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Swansea had a late chance as Mike van der Hoorn headed over from a Matt Grimes corner, but a point was not to be.

But manager Potter felt there was plenty for his side to take from their display.

"We have been undone by a fantastic strike," he said.

"But I thought overall over 90 minutes we were well in the game, I thought it was a performance we can be really proud of, to be honest.

"This is a Norwich team that outscores teams quite convincingly. They are top of the league and we restricted them to not too much.

"We played our part in the game, maybe we lacked a bit in the final third but overall I am really pleased by the personality on the pitch from the players, the effort and the quality.

"We are disappointed for the result, of course, but the performance is one we can move forward with."