Swans spirit still strong, says Fernandez

28th February 2016

Federico Fernandez insists Swansea's narrow defeat at Tottenham won't dampen their spirits ahead of another trip to the capital to face Arsenal on Wednesday.

The Swans suffered a 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane despite taking the lead in North London.

Alberto Paloschi scored his first goal for the club in the 19th minute with a sweeping finish past Hugo Lloris.

Lukasz Fabianski produced a string of superb saves to preserve the visitors' lead, but substitute Nacer Chadli eventually broke Swansea's resistance in the 70th minute before Danny Rose fired home the winner seven minutes later.

But despite the disappointment of defeat, Fernandez insists Swansea spirits remain high.

"We are disappointed because the performance was good," said the Argentina international. "We played well in the first half, but Tottenham created a lot of chances and Fabianski put in a very good performance.

"We stayed compact and wanted to take something from the game, and we showed character. 

"They scored two goals in the second half, but there are positives to take into our next match.

"We scored a goal and then had a couple of chances in the second half in a difficult stadium. These are positives.

"We are training very hard and will focus on the next game to take something. We have two days to recover, but we need to take the same mentality into the next game."