Potter proud of players and fans

9th February 2019
First team

Graham Potter was proud of Swansea City’s players and supporters after watching his side grind out a hard-fought 1-0 win over Millwall at the Liberty Stadium.

George Byers’ first senior goal was all that separated the sides in a tight encounter as the Swans got back to winning ways following defeat at Bristol City a week earlier.

The result sees them climb to 11th in the Championship table, and they remain just six points adrift of the play-off places.

And having watched his side dig in during the closing stages, Potter had plenty of praise for his squad, and the supporters who roared them on to the victory.

“Pride is the over-riding feeling. Pride in the players and supporters,” said the Swans boss.

“I thought the connection was fantastic between the two and it was a hard-earned and hard-fought win.

“I think we deserved it overall, but you know you have to survive in little moments.

“But when you look at the age of a lot of the players and where they are in their careers, playing against a team like Millwall who do really well at what they do, I thought we had good control first half.

“It was not amazing in terms of chances and it was hard to get speed and momentum into the game, the opposition slow it down and go long and the ball is in your box. So you have to deal with that.

“Credit to Millwall, they pushed us back second half. We caused our own problems in a little period but also had chances on the break ourselves, in the end we are delighted.

“One-nil wins are so, so hard in the Championship because teams make it really difficult for you.”