Swans on course for Premier League opener, says Guidolin
27th July 2016
Francesco Guidolin is convinced Swansea City will be ready for their Premier League opener at Burnley despite feeling frustration with their performance at Swindon Town.
The Swans made it three victories in four pre-season games courtesy of a 3-0 success over League One opposition at the County Ground.
Having gone in goalless at the break, a much-changed Swans line-up raced into a 2-0 lead early in the second half thanks to goals from Andre Ayew and Jay Fulton.
Modou Barrow scored on the counter-attack in the 71st minute to round off the win - but Guidolin was not impressed with his team's overall display.
"I am not very happy because we didn't deserve to win this game," said the Swans boss.
"We played against a good team, Swindon, and they deserved to score. They didn't deserve to lose 3-0.
"This is a period where we are working very hard. It's not easy to be ready day by day.
"This evening I saw my team play not very well. Yes it's true we won, but in the last match we played better.
"In the first half we made some mistakes with the last pass. We had the possibility to score but we made many mistakes.
"In the second half we started very well, we scored two goals in five minutes, but after that we did not play very well.
"I always say you can play well one day, the next day not so well. It's normal in pre-season. I am not worried.
"We won this game but we can play better. We have time to improve. We have the possibility I am sure because our team is a good team."
The Swindon result means the Swans have scored eight goals in their last two friendly games following last weekend's 5-1 triumph at Bristol Rovers.
Guidolin's side go to Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday before rounding off their preparations for the 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a home fixture against Stade Rennais the following weekend.
With the transfer window open, Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed he is looking to bolster the squad ahead of the new season.
But when asked about news of potential signings, Guidolin said: "I don't want to speak about the transfer market.
"I am happy to work with my players, this group is a very important group. The chairman and owners know what we need. This is the most important thing for me."