Preview | Wolves U23s v Swansea City U23s
Cameron Congreve wants Swansea City Under-23s to use the frustration of defeat to Millwall as motivation to start another unbeaten run against Wolves in the Premier League Cup on Friday (2pm).
Swansea had control of possession for most of the fixture against the Lions at Landore on Tuesday, but Millwall were the more clinical out of the two sides.
The Swans fell behind early, but Congreve equalised with a strike to remember from the edge of the box.
Millwall then netted the winner on the brink of half time after a loose pass led to Tyrese Briscoe’s finish.
It was a first defeat in five games for Kris O'Leary's side and now the young Swans go in search of a first win in the cup competition this term, with Congreve determined to try and bounce back.
“I think we had probably 80 percent possession against Millwall and dominated the game for more or less the whole 90 minutes,” said the 18-year-old.
“I think they had a little spell for 10 minutes, but I think we dominated for the majority of the game. It is deflating to not come away with the three points.
“It’s frustrating for us but we have to channel those feelings into our preparations and performance in the next game.”
Congreve’s fine finish saw him back on the scoresheet, with the midfielder having had a promising run in front of goal earlier in the campaign.
But he was also disappointed that it was his pass that led to Millwall’s winner in a tight contest.
And he knows dealing with those highs and lows will be an important part of his development.
“I was scoring a few before Christmas, but I had a spell which I just couldn’t get it over the line. It was a good feeling to score,” he added.
“It’s a sense of relief and hopefully I can kick on and get some more now.
“On the other side, with their goal, I have just got to keep my head up and mistakes do happen, but I just have to try and minimise them as much as I can.
“It’s unfortunate but I just have to keep my head up and keep going.”