We must come back stronger, says Barrow

13th February 2016

Modou Barrow insists the Swans must "come back stronger" following a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Southampton at the Liberty Stadium.

Francesco Guidolin's side suffered their first defeat in five matches after Shane Long's 70th-minute header was enough to separate the two sides.

The Swans had a late penalty appeal waved away by referee Jon Moss, while Barrow himself dragged a shot wide of the target after replacing Wayne Routledge in the second half.

"We are very disappointed," said Barrow. "We had a good week in training to prepare for the game but nothing went to plan.

"Everyone is disappointed with the result. Southampton are a good side, who have strong defenders and are very compact, and they made it difficult for us today.

"I had a good chance to equalise when I came on, after getting myself into a good position, but I should have hit the target.

"Every game is tough right now, but we are still positive. We need to use the time now to regroup and get back to the position we were in a few weeks ago when we were winning games and picking up points.

"We need to re-focus and come back stronger in our upcoming games against Tottenham and Arsenal."