We will learn from mistakes, says Angel Rangel

14th December 2014

Angel Rangel felt there were lessons to be learned from Swansea's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Despite being on the front foot for the vast majority of the 90 minutes at the Liberty Stadium, a late Christian Eriksen strike inflicted defeat on Garry Monk's side after Wilfried Bony equalised following Harry Kane's early opener.

But for a brief spell during the opening exchanges, when Kane headed Spurs into a fourth minute lead, the Swans were the dominant side on Sunday afternoon.

They responded to the early setback well, but had to wait until the 48th minute to level the scores when Wilfried Bony prodded past Hugo Lloris from close range.

The Swans then had numerous chances to take the lead, but were dealt a sucker punch when Eriksen rifled past Gerhard Tremmel in the 89th minute.

"It's very disappointing because, apart from the first 10 or 15 minutes, we showed what we are capable of," said Rangel.

"We created enough chances to score more than just one goal. We deserved at least a point today. It's disappointing, but it's a lesson for us.

"The two goals we conceded were disappointing. We created our own problems with the goals we conceded. Apart from that, we limited them to few chances.

"We will talk about the things that went wrong and put them right for the next game."

But despite the defeat and the missed chances, Rangel also felt there were positives to take from the game.

"The second half performance was outstanding," he added. "We put them under pressure from the first second until the end.

"We knew that we could cause them problems from the wide areas, and we did that. The final touch just wouldn't go in.

"We will win a lot of games if we keep playing like we did in the second half."