Swansea City Under-18s Chris Llewellyn
7th February 2016
Swansea City Under-18s coach Chis Llewellyn admits he was disappointed with the young Swans' performance in the first half that led to a 2-1 defeat at home to Tottenham on Saturday.
The young Swans fell behind after just two minutes at Landore before Spurs doubled their lead after 20 minutes.
The scholars produced a better performance in the second half and pulled a goal back through Aaron Lewis, but they could not break down the Spurs defence to find an equaliser before full-time.
Llewellyn admitted Swansea's performance in the first half was not good enough.
"We let ourselves down in the first half and were not up the standards we have been in recent games." Llewellyn said.
"It was like we had pressed the rewind button and gone back to the start of the season.
"We told a few home truths during the break and to be fair we came out fighting after half time to create chances showing character and fight.
"We can be proud of our performance in the second half because we responded and gave it a real go but overall we are disappointed.
"Spurs are a good side and they have punished us. Over the course of the game they deserved to win."
The Under-18s next face MBi Llandudno in the quarter-final if the FAW Youth Cup on Sunday, February 14, before facing the bottom four sides from Premier League North.