Swansea City head coach Graham Potter has told the club website he was very proud of his team as they picked up a 1-0 win over Preston North End.
While the Swans were able to win last week against Sheffield United, they were made to work for it as they had to come from behind to get the win. This week it was much simpler as it just took one goal to get them all three points. There were some complications as Oliver McBurnie did have a penalty saved, one earned after Barrie McKay was fouled by Alan Browne in the box, but they got the winner just after the half hour mark when Jay Fulton knocked in a Joel Asoro cross.
For Potter it was more good news as they picked up another win in their bid to get promoted back to the Premier League. And he was especially proud of his team, a youthful side who many might say aren’t ready for the rigours of Sky Bet Championship football.
He said: “I am proud of the players and I am proud of the supporters – I thought they were both tremendous,”
“It was a really difficult game. Alex’s team were really good. They made it difficult for us and we had to ride our luck at times.”
“We started well, then we missed a penalty and we lost our goalkeeper to injury.”
“We could have felt sorry for our ourselves, but we showed some flashes of quality.”
“We were not perfect, but people keep talking about how tough the Championship is – and I agree with them – and you have to be able to defend your box.”
“You have to be resilient – you can’t just rely on playing possession football.”
“If you do not show the other side, you are dead in any league. We have an idea about a certain philosophy, but part of the process is that you respect the league you are in and respect your opponents.”
“We were hanging on a little bit, but you can understand that maybe after the week we have had.”
“I am proud that the players were able to do that and also I am proud of the environment the fans created.”