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6 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Swansea City manager Paul Clement.

Swansea City manager Paul Clement admitted that his side simply weren’t good enough after a 1-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The Swans boss felt that although there was little to choose between the teams until Glenn Murray’s opener, he admitted that his side’s defending simply wasn’t good enough during the game.

He told, “My summary of that is if we play at that level and that standard, we cannot be expected to win games.

“Until they scored, it was relatively even, but the way we defended the goal was very poor.

“It started with a simple throw-in we didn’t deal with, we didn’t stop the cross and then the cross into the box found a player unmarked.

“After that you saw a team who are really struggling for any kind of confidence at the moment.”

“We have lost seven games (in the league), six by one goal. The margin of the results are tight, but on the level of that performance, I can’t say we deserve anything.

“We had a couple of good chances. They defended one on the line and then we hit the bar.

“But overall the performance wasn’t at the level required to get a point, never mind a win.”

Clement is confident that his side can turn round a run of three consecutive defeats, but urged his players to stop making sloppy errors.

“A lot of these players have been in this kind of situation before. We have belief that we can get out of it but we don’t want it going on and on. We have to get out of it soon.

“It sounds obvious, but we have to continue to work hard and get the details right. Even at the most basic level, we are not getting the details right.

“It’s down to us to turn things around, because nobody else is going to do it for us.”

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