Laudrup - Toffees deserved win
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup feels Everton deserved to win at the Liberty Stadium and says his side must take lessons from the defeat.
Last Updated: 22/09/12 4:29pm
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup feels Everton deserved to win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and says his side must take lessons from the defeat.
The Swans were beaten 3-0 after a dominant Toffees display, while substitute Nathan Dyer was sent off after just 12 minutes on the pitch for earning a second yellow card.
Laudrup was taking nothing away from the Merseysiders after the defeat and knows the Welsh side must improve after back-to-back losses.
He told Sky Sports: "I think they deserved to win the game today. They're a very good side. On top of that, we gave them the first 30 minutes, we didn't play very well.
"Then we came back into the game but we were already 2-0 down. In the second half, of course, with 10 men it's difficult when you get two and then three.
"We have to learn from these mistakes and from these kind of games and get back on track, because we've lost two games in a row."
Laudrup admits a slow start cost the Swans, adding: "We're not the strong physical team like most of the other teams in the Premier League and if we don't play fast we will have problems. We certainly found that today."
The manager says he does not blame Dyer for the result despite his needless sending off, given after a reckless challenge on Leighton Baines when he had already been booked for dissent.
He said: "I don't want to blame Nathan for the loss today. I think we all blame ourselves, especially for the first 30 minutes."
Laudrup was also reluctant to dwell on Marouane Fellaini's apparent handball in the build-up to Everton's opening goal.
He said: "You can always go into detail and say this should have been like this. But I think I have to look at the bigger picture and the bigger picture is that they deserved the win today and we have to improve."
The boss says one positive Swansea can take from the defeat is the amount of chances they created, even when they were a man down.
Laudrup added: "The only thing if I have to drag something positive out of this is that even today, playing not a good game, we created six or seven chances and I was just told Tim Howard, the goalkeeper, was awarded man of the match.
"So at least we created those chances. We had chances to score two or three goals."