Taylor focused on positives from "frustrating" stalemate
6th February 2016
Neil Taylor insisted there were positives to take from Swansea's "frustrating" 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium.
For the second time in the space of the week, the Swans were pegged back after having taken the lead through Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Following Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with West Brom, Francesco Guidolin's side were once again forced to settle for a share of the spoils as Sigurdsson's stunning 13th-minute free-kick was cancelled out by Scott Dann's second-half equaliser.
The Swans were the dominant side on a wet afternoon in South Wales and had chances to win the game comfortably, only to be thwarted by the likes of Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
But Taylor believes there are positive signs amid the frustration following the final whistle.
"Frustrating is the word," said the Welsh left-back. "It's two games in a week now where we could have taken maximum points and haven't.
"We can take pride from the way we've been performing, but we probably should have closed the game out in the first half.
"And if you don't, you still have to keep it tight at the back and make sure the game ends one-nil, which we haven't done in both games, and that is disappointing.
"It always feels worse when you're leading and the other team comes form behind. We're disappointed, but we'll take the positives from the two games because we're still unbeaten (in four games).
"A lot of us are getting back to good form, but we just need to make sure we round it all off properly and stop letting goals in from set-pieces.
"We have to be encouraged by recent weeks though. Since the Sunderland game, we've been playing a lot better and people can see we're playing well and have been the dominant team in most games. The signs are positive."