Swansea City captain Jack Cork targets improved defensive display
29th November 2016
Captain Jack Cork revealed the Swans head to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday determined to cut out the errors which could have cost them dearly last weekend.
Bob Bradley toasted his first success since taking over the Swans when his side edged a nine-goal thriller at the Liberty.
Despite leading 3-1 in the second half, the Swans fell 4-3 behind after conceding three goals in nine minutes - including an unfortunate own goal from Cork.
But the Swans roared back, with sub Fernando Llorente scoring twice in additional time to win a pulsating game 5-4.
Cork, however, felt the manner in which they conceded four goals has given the squad plenty to work on.
"It was a crazy game. We thought we were in control at 3-1 ahead, but maybe because we had not won for some time we dropped off," said the midfielder.
"We made mistakes and invited them onto us. It allowed them to get back into the game.
"It was such a horrible feeling, and we felt we were really leaving people down.
"But we showed real courage and pride to get back in front and win it, particularly because of the circumstances.
"The emotion of the winning goal was unbelievable.
"We needed the three points so badly, and it felt so good to hear the final whistle."
He added: "The feelings in the dressing room were pretty mixed.
"We were happy to have won the game - our first at home - but we were really disappointed with conceding four goals, and the manner in which we did.
"We should have controlled the game much better.
"As a team, we need to improve a lot defensively. That goes for each and every player, because we can't afford to defend like that at Tottenham.
"That's something we will have to work on a lot this week and try to eradicate those errors from our game."
During Saturday's dramatic win over the Eagles, the Swans showed their support for the Rainbow Laces campaign.
Launched by LGBT equality charity Stonewall in 2013, the campaign aims to tackle homophobia in sport and raise awareness of issues faces by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender players and fans.
Cork, along with all other Premier League captains, wore a specially made captain's armband to give their backing.
For a chance to win that armband - signed by Cork - look out for our posts via our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
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