Swansea City captain Ashley Williams reflects on defeat to Southampton
26th September 2015
Ashley Williams revealed the hurt felt by the Swans following defeat at Southampton.
The Swans were beaten 3-1 at St Mary's, with Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty proving mere consolation on the South Coast.
Garry Monk's side suffered their second league defeat of the campaign, and Williams conceded it was a poor performance from the visitors.
"We are really disappointed. We didn't do enough to get anything from the game," said the Swans skipper.
"It was a poor performance as a team - on and off the ball - so it was a disappointing day.
"We moved the ball slowly and didn't play with any intensity or pace.
"In the second half we wanted a reaction and we conceded an early goal. We didn't get going until the last 15 minutes."
He added: "It hurts us more than anyone at the club. The boys were very down in the dressing room, as they should be.
"We are the ones that go out there and play, and even if we don't perform we have to come out and speak (to the media) and face up to it.
"We put a lot of work in throughout the week in order to win this game, and when you don't get the performance and result it hurts. The fans are disappointed, and so are we.
"I understand we will lose games, but the manner in which we lost the game was disappointing. That wasn't us out there today.
"It's all about showing the right attitude and training well in order for the next game - the senior boys will make sure of that."