'We must look ahead'

10th October 2018
First team

Joel Asoro reckons Swansea City must look forward, not back, as they bid to continue their promising start to the season.

The Swans face a long wait to return to Championship action following their disappointing home defeat by Ipswich Town last weekend.

Graham Potter's men played some good football against Ipswich and created a host of chances.

But sloppy defending cost the Swans dear as they were beaten 3-2.

Asoro felt Potter’s men were unlucky to get nothing last weekend, but says the focus now is on bouncing back from the defeat at Aston Villa a week on Saturday.

“We played some good football against Ipswich but the chances just didn’t go in,” the winger said.

“If we’d taken a couple more of the opportunities we created, we could have won the game.

“It was hard to come away from the game with nothing because we did a lot of good things. When we got it back to 2-2, we were playing with a lot of energy, but they scored again and that took a lot out of us.

“But that happens in football and we just have to keep going. We have to focus now on the Aston Villa game. We will try to put things right by getting a good result there.”

Asoro made his return after an ankle injury as a half-time substitute against Ipswich.

“To be honest, I didn’t expect to play,” the 19-year-old added. “But when you get a chance, you just hope to make an impact on the game.

“I was just thinking about trying to get us back into it. Unfortunately we couldn't get a result, but on a personal note I’m happy to be back on the pitch.”

Asoro could get some more game-time under his belt before the Villa clash. He will be part of the Sweden Under-21 squad for their Uefa Under-21 Championship qualifier against Belgium next Tuesday.