Clement - For Some Reason Our Play Deteriorated
Sunday, 23rd Jul 2017 09:14 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
Paul Clement watched his Swansea side round off their US tour with a 0-0 draw against North Carolina in the early hours of this morning and was clearly a disappointed man.
The Swans return home from the pre-season tour with a win and two draws under their belt but it was a group of missed chances that Clement was reflecting on at the end of the game when he spoke to the official site to share his thoughts.
“We made hard work of the game at times tonight,” he said.
“We got in behind them early on, but for some reason our level of play deteriorated.
“In the second half we started okay. Then I made the changes and it became very stretched and disorganised in the end – it was almost like a basketball game with it going end to end.
“I am surprised it ended 0-0 because we had a lot of chances. They played three different goalkeepers and each of them pulled off many saves.
“It is unbelievable we didn’t convert any of our chances.
“We limited them to one good opportunity in the first half and a half chance in the second half, so that was an encouraging element of our game.”
Clement now has just under three weeks to prepare his side for their opening Premier League fixture at Southampton on August 12th and has an away fixture at Birmingham next Saturday before wrapping up pre-season at home to Sampdoria on August 5th.
He also returns home to try and work out the Gylfi Sigurdsson position with the midfielder not travelling to the States as speculation over a move to Everton intensifies.
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