Rangel: We failed to reach our standards
19th October 2015
Angel Rangel insisted team togetherness will be key to turning the Swans' fortunes around following a 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City.
The Swans saw their unbeaten home league record come to an end courtesy of Bojan's fourth-minute penalty after he was fouled by Ashley Williams.
It proved a tight affair with few chances at either end as Jonjo Shelvey's second-half effort which struck the post being the closest the home side came to an equaliser.
Defeat means Garry Monk's side are five league games without a win, with the Swans now 14th in the table.
And while Rangel concedes the Swans failed to get anywhere near their standards against the Potters, he insists the squad must stick together as they focus on Saturday's trip to Aston Villa.
"It was a frustrating night for us where we are not at the level we should be performing at," said the Spaniard.
"We started on the front foot but our own mistake cost us the game.
"It was a game where we did not perform at our best.
"We did not let them create anything apart from the penalty - it was an even game with not many chances for either side.
"We need to look at ourselves individually to see what we have done wrong and then look to solve the problem as a team."
He added: "When you don't win games for a few weeks you have to stick together as a team.
"We need to put this game to bed now. We have five days to work hard and turn this around because the next game is going to be key for us.
"We have been in this position before - it is still early in the season.
"We have a good enough squad to be in a better position. One win will change everything but we need to work to get it.
"The only way is to stick together and use the experience and professionalism to show we are a good team."