Steve Cooper | It's a tough way to lose, but we didn't take our chances

7th November 2020
First team
Steve Cooper Norwich

Steve Cooper admitted Swansea City’s defeat at Norwich was tough to take as his side failed to make the most of their chances.

The Swans suffered a first away defeat in the Championship since February as Marco Stiepermann struck the winner with just six minutes remaining at Carrow Road.

But the visitors had a number of opportunities of their own, with Andre Ayew hitting a post and Canaries’ keeper Tim Krul denying Jamal Lowe on a trio of occasions.

And Cooper was disappointed to see another positive performance not get the rewards it deserved.

“It’s tough to take, we created more than enough chances to win the game,” said the Swansea head coach.

“We have to look at ourselves, and it is a bit raw because of the nature of it with the goal coming so late.

“Freddie has not had a real save to make, and their keeper has probably made more saves today than he has all season.

Steve Cooper

“We are just disappointed not to put the chances away. I thought we could have been on the front foot more in the first half, but we did that in the second half and there were points up for grabs.”

Swansea were also denied a penalty despite Jake Bidwell being tripped in the penalty area, and Cooper revealed his players were certain a spot-kick should have been given by referee Darren England.

“The players are adamant it was a penalty,” added Cooper.

“I don’t want to say too much, but it’s the way it’s going for us at the moment with the decision we got at Bristol City.

“We’ve been up against it recently with these decisions, but we won’t let it get in the way of our work and what we want to do.”