Swansea City Dinamo Zagreb International Cup
11th November 2016
Gary Richards admitted it was one point gained rather than two dropped as Swansea City Under-23s shared a goalless draw with Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup at Landore on Friday.
The young Swans had chances from Alex Bray, Daniel James and Alex Samuel as keeper Gregor Zabret denied the Croatian side in the final third on four occasions.
The result means the Swans stay top of Group D with Chelsea their final match next month.
Richards was keen to take the positives from the performance but stressed there was room for improvement.
"It was definitely one point gained, Zagreb are a good team with some good individuals," said the under-23 coach.
"We rode our luck at times tonight with the amount of chances they had, so I am pleased with a good point.
"It was probably the toughest game we have played this season, they were very strong and tested us on the ball, it was a real big test for us and I think we stood up to it well.
"There are areas we must improve on, we gave away possession far too easily and that has of course led to them creating a number of their chances.
"If we had retained possession I think we would have controlled the midfield battle a bit more.
"The positives are we are unbeaten, we top the group and we can go to Chelsea in December with all to play for and the ultimate aim of progressing into the next round.
"The team will have a few days break to recharge but we must make sure we are ready to go again next week to continue our league season against Brighton."