We will learn lessons from defeat, says Jamie Paterson

7th November 2021
First team
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Jamie Paterson is confident Swansea City will make the most of a “great opportunity to learn” following their defeat at Bournemouth.

The Swans went down 4-0 to the Championship leaders on Saturday, having trailed 1-0 at the break despite dominating large spells of the first half.

Russell Martin’s side went into the game on the back of a run that saw them win four of their previous five matches, but the ruthless Cherries showed their credentials thanks to braces from Dominic Solanke and Jaidon Anthony.

With the Championship now entering the international break, Paterson believes Martin’s men will use their defeat as a chance to dissect the performance in order to improve.

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“It was disappointing. We didn’t deserve to lose 4-0 - I thought we started it really well,” said Paterson, who is the Swans’ second top scorer with six goals this season.

“The errors we made - we can make them in other games and not get punished. But on Saturday they just seemed to put every chance away. But that’s going to happen in this division.

“This is a great opportunity to learn. When we lose, we always seem to come back.

“We’ve a good break now because three games in a week is always tough.

“We’ve had some great results lately, some great performances and we’re not a group that will get down from one performance, that’s for sure.

“We’ll go over it next week. We’ll watch the game back and we’ll learn from it.”

Swansea City supporters

The Jack Army were in full voice at the Vitality Stadium, with over 1,000 making the trip to the south coast.

And despite the defeat, Paterson and co were clapped off the pitch by the visiting fans.

“I think they can see how far we’ve come, and they’re a fanbase that, for me, have a good understanding of the game," added Paterson.

“They’ve watched the game and realised what had happened during the game - a few major decisions didn't go our way, but we kept at it and tried to play the way we want to

"But that reaction from the fans is massive for us. It just shows how connected everyone is with our football club, and how much it means to them.”