Swansea manager and Chelsea defender all apologies this weekend
Sorry is apparently the hardest word although it seemed that there were apologies flying all over the place on Sunday after some tasty challenges and poor performances.
February 18th, 2013
Swansea City were a poor imitation of the team that have reached the Capital One Cup final this season when they played Liverpool yesterday, with Michael Laudrup apologetic after his team were tonked 5-0 by the Reds.
Leaving out Michu and Ashley Williams suggested that the Swans might struggle at Anfield and the mentality clearly wasn’t right as Liverpool ran their opponents ragged to get back on track after two defeats earlier in the week.
“It was a nightmare, we got slaughtered and it was awful,” said the Swansea manager. “It could have been seven or eight-nil.
“We just have to say sorry to the fans who travelled. I am responsible as I pick the team. We made changes but that is no excuse. It is difficult to explain. Over the last two or three months we have made changes, I made seven against Fulham over Christmas, but we have always been competitive apart from a couple of bad games in September.
“I don’t regret making the changes because we have always been competitive when I have switched the team. We have to learn, go on and think about the final. Maybe this was a single accident and the Wembley final was to blame. I hope so anyway.”
Meanwhile, David Luiz was seen visiting the Brentford dressing room after an unnecessary elbow in the FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge, with the Brazilian going in too hard on Jake Reeves.
“Jake is fine, he wanted to continue but our medical staff said it was better that he didn’t,” Uwe Rösler, the Brentford manager, said. “They said: ‘Safety first.’ I have not seen the situation clearly enough to make a statement now but the player [Luiz] came into our dressing-room and he spoke to Jake, which is a fantastic gesture. He apologised.”