Proud Potter delighted by "incredible" Swans

9th April 2019
First team

Graham Potter was a proud man after watching his Swansea City side turn in a first-half performance he felt was their best of the season in a 3-1 win over Stoke.

Goals from Daniel James and Mike van der Hoorn were no less than what the Swans deserved from a magnificent display during the opening 45 minutes.

And, although they were pegged back by a James McClean strike on the stroke of the interval, Oli McBurnie made the points safe after the visitors had Bruno Martins Indi and Tom Edwards sent off.

It ensured Swansea made it three wins in a row for the first time this season and, given the hectic run of fixtures heading their way, Potter could not hide his pleasure at the display.

“I am delighted and very proud. The players were incredible, the first-half performance was so good,” he said.

“Our energy levels for a fourth game in 11 days, against a team that hadn’t conceded a goal in six games and had been on a good run, were incredible.

“Take all that into consideration and it was a fantastic evening for us.

“We are getting better and better, we have been playing well for some time now.

“We played well against Norwich, we played well against West Brom and we played well against Nottingham Forest without getting results.

“When that is the case you have to keep going and stick to what you believe in. We have been trying to improve and we are in a good place with good momentum and belief.

“The collective effort was incredible and there were some high-quality performances there. I thought the first half was our best half of the season so far.”