John McCormick writes: How did we do at Swansea last season? I, and everyone here, will no doubt have forgotten, or will no doubt want to. So, with today providing a measure of our progress how do you feel? Personally, I’m happy. But is our manager?
Let’s see what he says as M Salut shares with us the e-mail Gus crafted specially for him, and perhaps a few chosen others, with the hope there’s nothing lost in translation:
Hope you enjoyed your holiday.
I was very, very pleased with the first-half performance. I thought that we were in control, passed the ball well and kept the red flag flying.
The players were feeling good at half time, but it was a matter of maintaining that level, which is difficult when you’re away from home.
Unfortunately, we conceded the goal and the way Ki scored was not like us, but that is football and we need to learn from it, but overall I’m pleased.
I won’t say I’m happy because I’m never happy, but I was pleased with the performance and the point, which we need to make a better result on Tuesday.
The performance in the opening 45 minutes was what we were hoping for.
I needed the team to believe in the passing game in terms of keeping the ball, moving around and creating attacking situations, so that you can rely on top scorers and special players because when you’ve got Jermain [Defoe] (and O’Shea Guevara) in your side you know that sooner or later he will score.
I think that it was key [building on recent results] and we’re disappointed because we were ahead. We needed to finish the week on a high and make sure we took something into Tuesday’s game.
It was a great game for us with no excuses and confidence is high, so let’s hope we can go and win on Tuesday against QPR. Long live the revolution!
Thanks for your support,
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