We deserved the three points, says Cooper

3rd October 2020
First team
Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper felt his Swansea City side had deserved their victory as they edged out Millwall for a 2-1 win at the Liberty Stadium.

Head coach Cooper and Millwall counterpart Gary Rowett had predicted a tight encounter between two sides who had entered the weekend with unbeaten records, and just a goal conceded between them.

It proved to a fiercely-contested affair, but it was the hosts who took the three points as Jake Bidwell’s first goal for the club and Ben Cabango’s effort sealed a third win in four games.

And Cooper was pleased with the character his side showed, and felt their display merited the victory.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game and it proved to be that way, but I thought we were good for the win,” he said.

“In the first half especially, we dominated the game with possession. 

Ben Cabango

“I would have liked us to be a bit more productive at the top end of the pitch because I thought we had enough opportunities to do that and got into some good positions. Half-time was about showing a bit more confidence and commitment to that. 

“Second half we had a great start and got ourselves in front, but I didn’t love how we managed the goal after that.

“I thought that we gave away a goal, and not just the shot but how we let them get into that position.

“We do a lot of work on that sort of part of the game and we weren’t great but, fair play to the boys, they regrouped and got back on the front foot and looked a threat again.

“They got the goal through a set play, which is good, Cabango scraped one in and in the end I thought we managed it quite well and I thought the best team won. “