Rangel reflects on "frustrating" defeat
22nd September 2015
Angel Rangel admits the squad were left "frustrated" as Swansea City bowed out of the Capital One Cup following defeat against Hull.
The Swans lost 1-0 at the KC Stadium as David Meyler's first-half goal sent the home side through to the last 16.
Despite creating a number of chances throughout, Garry Monk's men were unable to break through on what was a frustrating night on Humberside.
And Rangel - who was one of ten changes to the starting line-up - summed up the squad's disappointment at the final whistle.
"We're obviously frustrated with the result," he said. "I thought we were brilliant in the first half - we played some of the best football I've seen in a while but we didn't take our chances.
"Then they take one of the two real opportunities they created and end up winning the game.
"Even at 1-0 down we were positive because we didn't need to change our approach. Unfortunately, we didn't play as well in the second half as we did in the first but I don't think you can fault the effort and commitment of the players - it just wasn't our day."
The Swans now turn their attention to Saturday's trip to Southampton as they return to Barclays Premier League action.
"We've always shown we can respond," said Rangel. "Saturday is another massive game and we want to put on a big performance.
"We wanted to give the fans something to celebrate at Hull because we know what good memories they have of the competition.
"Hopefully on Saturday we can get the points for them at Southampton."