Williams: We must stick together in "tough time"
7th November 2015
Swansea City captain Ashley Williams insists the squad must stick together as it attempts to emerge from a "tough time".
Garry Monk's side suffered a second consecutive defeat as Jonny Howson's 70th-minute header handed Norwich City victory at Carrow Road.
That result leaves the Swans on 13 points after 12 games going into the international break.
And Williams revealed the squad will need to address the areas in which has led to the recent dip in form.
"We believe in what we do and the message will be to stick together in tough times," said the Swans skipper.
"It is a bit of a tough time, there's no escaping that. We are not where we want to be and we are not playing how we want to be.
"It's time to start looking at ourselves and the team and how we can affect it - a bit of honesty and realisation of the situation.
"I've been in this situation and it's not nice, and I don't really plan to be in this bad moment for a long time."
Against a side that was without a win in six games, the Swans enjoyed the vast majority of possession and territory, but could not carve open a determined Norwich defence.
And Williams felt the inability to make use of the ball was an underlining factor in the loss.
"It's another frustrating afternoon for us," he added. "We are disappointed to have conceded at a set-piece again.
"But we had a lot of the ball but we lacked a cutting edge.
"With the amount of ball we had we should have created a lot more chances.
"We had time and space on the ball, and we worked it really well to a point. But we didn't have enough movement or creativity.
"There was not enough unselfish runs going forward. A lot of our pay was to feet and we didn't move Norwich enough in the final third - it was too slow, and that means we didn't create any chances to win the game.
"We did well up to the final third, but we've got to do better there.
"We got players into good spots, but we need to be brighter and more creative. It's something that has to be addressed."
He added: "We always do our work on the training pitch - that's not in question because we work so hard. But we'll need to talk about things."