Swanea's frustration came out in dressing room - Martin Olsson

Swanea's frustration came out in dressing room - Martin Olsson
From ESPN - December 4, 2017

Defender Martin Olsson revealed there were heated words exchanged in the Swansea dressing room following Saturday's defeat by Stoke that condemned them to bottom spot in the Premier League.

The 2-1 loss coupled with Crystal Palace's draw against West Brom saw Paul Clement's men sink to the foot of the table for the first time this season.

Swansea have taken just one point from their last seven matches and no team in the top flight has scored fewer goals.

Things began well when Wilfried Bony netted his first goal since returning to the club in only the third minute but Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Diouf put Stoke ahead before half-time.

The result ramped up the pressure on Clement but Olsson insists the players are to blame and has told his teammates to dig in.

The left-back said: "We came here, we wanted to play more aggressive going forward. We did that the first 20 minutes but then we did not do the basics.

"The manager told us what to do. We need to listen to him. We knew there was going to be a long ball in and we had to deal with it, and of course the first goal the ball was given away.

"Simple, silly mistakes. It's frustrating. I do not want to keep saying it over and over again.

"Now it's time to get tough and if you need to dig some players out, you need to dig some players out. It's time for us to be men and go and fight on the pitch.

"When we conceded the first goal, most of the heads go down and we are not playing as aggressive. It cannot happen. We need to be stronger mentally, much stronger, because it's going to be a long season.''


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