Swansea City manager Steve Cooper has said to Wales Online that his side defended too passively in their 3-0 loss to Brentford and is excited for this weekend’s clash against rivals Cardiff City.

Swansea City dropped to 7th place in the Championship table last night after a 3-0 loss at home to Brentford. A first-half strike from Said Benrahma opened the scorings before an own goal from Jake Bidwell. Bryan Mbuemo added a third after the break to succumb the Swans to defeat.

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Speaking after the game, manager Steve Cooper has said that he is looking forward to playing Cardiff City at the weekend as they look to get over last night’s defeat. He said:

“It’s only a few days until the next game here. Tonight is done, we’re disappointed because we let ourselves down. We’re not going to hide away from that, and it will hurt a little bit but we have to look forward and get over it.

“It’s a sell out. It’s a home game and a big game. I’m just pleased we’re home, whoever we would have been playing so we can face up to things and get over some hurdles.”

Cooper went on to reflect on his side’s performance against Brentford further, saying that the Swans defended too passively at times.

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“It was disappointing. I am not going to hide away from a poor scoreline at home. Three-nil is never a good thing in any way, shape or form. They were three really disappointing goals we conceded. The first one summed up our defending in the first half, we were way too passive.

“If you are like that at this level you will get punished, and we have made two big errors for the second and third goals. So, you go 3-0 down and it’s a tough ask to get back into it. We created chances before the first goal, and certainly in second half, but it ended up being too much to do.”


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