Potter proud of Swans fightback

29th December 2018
First team

Graham Potter praised the fighting spirit of his Swansea City side as they came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Wigan.

The Swans had trailed 2-0 at the break as a Joe Garner brace saw the visitors capitalise on a disappointing first-half display from the hosts at the Liberty.

But the home side were revitalised after a tactical reshuffle during the interval and hit back through two set-piece goals.

Latics' defender Dan Burn put through his own net as Swansea pulled a goal back, before Mike van der Hoorn's close-range finish ensured a share of the spoils.

And, while Potter was disappointed his side had not been able to come away with three points, he was proud of how they had responded in adversity.

"The second half I thought the response was fantastic and the support we had was incredible," said Potter.

"The fans stuck with us and in the second half got behind us in amazing way and we could have nicked the game," said Potter.

"In the end we are happy with a point but disappointed too."

He added: "The players were amazing, fantastic, and the supporters were. I thought there was a real connection between the two.

"They kept each other going and I am very, very proud of them for the second-half performance."