Tate Sympathy For "Unfortunate" Taylor
Sunday, 15th May 2011 08:01
Alan Tate says that it is unfortunate the way that Neil Taylor's season appears to have ended
The Swansea city defender was moved to left back to compensate for Neil Taylor's red card at Nottingham Forest but he insists that Taylor has had a great season and knows that he is not a malicious player.
Speaking to Wales on Sunday, Tate said “He was very down afterwards, obviously, but this season is his first taste of league football.
“Neil has played really well this season and it’s unfortunate his season’s ended like this.
“It was harsh on him because he is not that sort of player.
“He is not known for his tough tackling, he is more known for going forward and his energy.
“As a defender these things happen and he will probably get sent off again.
“It was a hard 90 minutes, of all the games I have played it was probably the proudest that I’ve been
“You look for everyone when it goes down to 10 men.
“Scott [Sinclair] is not known for his defensive work but I’ve got hold of him and kept him back and he’s done a great job for the team.
“Nathan [Dyer] does a huge job for the team, probably better than any winger I’ve ever seen.
“Fabio [Borini] set the tone up front and Nathan and Scotty followed.
“When you see the way the lads worked for each other and the work we had to do it was excellent.
“We could have sulked and moaned that we had gone down to 10 men but we didn’t.
“It was a shock to start with but then we dug in and said we weren’t going to get beat.
“It was a good effort from us but we are nowhere near done. It’s a pat on the back but now we move on to Monday."
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