Steve Cooper | We fell short of the level required

5th October 2019
First team
Stoke Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper felt his Swansea City side had got what they deserved for a poor performance in defeat to Stoke.

The Swans had led inside a minute thanks to Andre Ayew’s goal, but they failed to take a handful of good chances to extend that lead in a strong start.

And once Sam Clucas had levelled the hosts never managed to re-assert themselves and were undone when Scott Hogan tapped in a 90th minute winner.

It means the Swans are without a win in their last three games at the Liberty, and head coach Cooper was far from happy with the display against the Potters.

“The result was poor and the performance was equally as poor,” he said.

“We fell short today with our performance levels and did not do what we aim to do in every game.

“Ultimately it cost us, we turned the ball over too many times, we didn’t press well enough.

“We wanted to show Stoke into certain areas, but when we had them there we let them out come out.

“When you don’t do the basics well enough it will cost you, and that was the case. It was as black and white as that.”