Puel: They were more clinical

By SFC Media time Tue 31 Jan Swansea vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel

Claude Puel was disappointed after his side failed to find the clinical edge to come away with a result against Swansea City.

Saints looked to be the side in the ascendancy after Shane Long’s goal had cancelled out Alfie Mawson’s first-half header.

But the hosts countered after defending a corner through Luciano Narsingh, who teed up Gylfi Sigurdsson for what proved to be the decisive blow.

“We’re disappointed of course because it was a game we could do better in. It was a good start in the beginning with a chance through Shane but without being clinical,” Puel reflected.

“After this, we lost our quality on the pitch without a good control or technical passes and crosses – it was not enough from us.

“We let this team come back into the game and they score from a corner against them.

“It is difficult to accept. Our second-half was better with a good goal from Shane and after the second goal on the counter attack it was difficult without a good balance.

“They found a clinical but not for us with a lot of chances without reward for our play.”

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