Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin takes positives from West Brom draw
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 02/02/16 11:55pm
Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin took positives from his side's 1-1 draw with West Brom, despite conceding a late equaliser.
It looked like Gylfi Sigurdsson's goal would continue Swansea's revival under the Italian with a third straight win and see the Welsh side go above West Brom in the Premier League table.
But Salomon Rondon rescued a point for West Brom with a stoppage-time equaliser to deny the Swans victory at The Hawthorns.
"I'm disappointed because we played very well and we had three or four [good] situations but it's positive because it's the second game away," Guidolin told Sky Sports.
"This evening we played very well [for 90 minutes] and it was not easy because West Brom is a strong team so I'm disappointed, but also positive."
Guidolin singled out praise for Gylfi Sigurdsson and new signing Alberto Paloschi, who joined from Chievo for £8 million.
"Sigurdsson can be a 10 or 12-goal-a-season player because he's very clever. [Although] he's not a striker, he plays very, very well behind the lines and he [remains] important for us," he added.
"I think Alberto played well. His enthusiasm, ambition and focus is important for us.
"On Saturday there is another important game against Crystal Palace, but I hope we are building a run."