Steve Cooper frustrated after Birmingham draw

19th September
First team
Steve Cooper Birmingham

Steve Cooper was left frustrated as Swansea City were held to a goalless draw by Birmingham City at the Liberty Stadium.

The Swans had the vast majority of territory and possession in their first home game of the season; and created the clearer chances with Morgan Gibbs-White, Ben Cabango and Marc Guehi having the best opportunities of the afternoon.

But they could not find a breakthrough against an obdurate Blues side, as Aitor Karanka’s men emerged with a point.

And head coach Cooper felt his side had not quite done enough to make the most of a number of promising positions.

"We're frustrated not to win the game, and I think we always should be if we don't win home games,” he said.

Birmingham H Gibbs-White

"I don't think it’s from a lack of trying. I think we did have some good moments in the game.

"We started well but didn't quite carry the momentum as we'd have liked to in the first half and sort of let them get a bit more of the ball up the pitch.

"Second half I thought we completely controlled the game, it was a game being played in their half. But we just didn't do enough to get enough chances on goal.

"I know the goalkeeper has made an excellent save from Marc fairly late on, and I know we got into good positions where we flashed balls across the box and things like that, but for our in-possession play, our frustration is that we didn't do more with the good positions that we got in.”

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