Steve Cooper | It was a tough game and a fair result

8th December 2020
First team
Steve Cooper Bournemouth

Steve Cooper praised the efforts of his players in securing a hard-earned point thanks to their goalless draw against Championship leaders Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium.

With a day’s less preparation time, and injuries to Ryan Bennett and Marc Guehi, the Swans produced a determined showing in a hard-fought encounter in SA1.

Both sides had their chances, but neither could break the deadlock as the hosts made it six games unbeaten in their own backyard, while recording a ninth clean sheet from 17 games in the Championship this season.

And Cooper felt a share of the spoils was a deserved outcome.

“I am not disappointed with a point. I thought it was a tough game, and I thought it was a fair result,” said the head coach.

Steve Cooper Bournemouth

“We would have liked to have more of the ball than we did, and I felt we could have been better with it, for sure.

“There were times when we turned it over too much, and when we did get into good areas we could have been more productive.

“But you have to respect that they have one of the strongest squads in the league, and they had an extra day’s rest and recovery, which is critical and such a factor in this schedule we are in.

“So, in the end, I thought it was a good effort from the boys to get a fair result.”