We must show positive response, says Emnes

13th March

Marvin Emnes insists the Swans must bounce back from their defeat at Bournemouth with victory over Aston Villa next weekend.

The Swans suffered a narrow 3-2 loss at the Vitality Stadium after goals from Modou Barrow and Gylfi Sigurdsson weren't enough to earn the visitors a share of the spoils.

Max Gradel opened the scoring for the home side in the 37th minute before Barrow fired home his first Premier League goal just two minutes later.

Joshua King restored Bournemouth's advantage shortly after the break, but the Swans levelled again through Sigurdsson in the 62nd minute.

But the hammer blow moment came in the 78th minute when Cherries defender Steve Cook headed home the winner from Matt Richie's corner.

"We had two wins on-the-bounce, so to be beaten like that is disappointing," said Emnes.

"We win together and lose together, so everyone is a little bit down, but we will bounce back.

"I felt we were unfortunate to come away from the game (against Bournemouth) with nothing. We reacted well after going behind twice and showed character, which is a positive.

"We must now focus on next week and prepare well for Aston Villa. We need the three points to start climbing the table, and we want to secure victory in front of our fans.

"We know that the situation is in our hands, and I believe that if we keep playing like we have been playing in recent weeks, we won't have any problems."