Date: 6th October 2015 at 7:25am
Written by:

Swansea City goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski has admitted that he should have done better for Spurs’ first goal during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen scored a free kick in each half to help his side get a point as the Swans took the lead twice via Andre Ayew and then a Harry Kane own goal.

The Polish keeper made a number of decent saves in the match but he was disappointed with Spurs’ first goal in particular. As he explains, he took a step to the right – as he tried to ‘anticipate the shot’, but this meant he couldn’t do anything to keep the ball out and had to stand still as he watched the ball fly into the net.

A rare error from Fabianski, but a costly one as the ball wasn’t even heading for the corner of the net. The wall positioning could also be questioned as it wasn’t difficult for Eriksen to get the ball through the wall and towards the goal.

Fabianski told the Evening Post:

‘For me personally, I should have done better, especially with the first goal. I’m not happy with that at all and that gave an opportunity for Spurs to come back into the game,’

‘I took a step to try to anticipate it, but that shouldn’t be my excuse.

‘I didn’t see the ball exactly, the flight of the ball. It wasn’t like it went over the wall, it went straight more or less.

‘Harry Kane and one of my defenders were in front of me and I just didn’t see the ball.

‘I didn’t see the moment of the shot, I just lost my head for a couple of seconds because I was trying to anticipate the shot.’

The second free-kick was a much better strike from Eriksen, as the ball did fly into the top corner of the net this time, but Fabianski also thought that he should have done better with the second goal too:

‘The second was a good free-kick, but I have got to analyse it. I think I could have done better even with the second one,’

‘On one hand I think I did okay, but on the other hand when you’re letting goals in it’s not a pleasing thing.

‘It’s not about brushing it off. You always learn from making mistakes when it’s something like that first goal.

‘You try to improve in that aspect. I’m not going to run away from it. I’m not going to hide ? I know I should have done better.

‘It’s not just about him going over the wall or whatever, he puts loads of pace into the strike as well.

‘When I analysed the last game against Manchester City he had one good free-kick that went over the wall and came back off the crossbar and they scored from it.

‘I knew what to expect, but for the first one I lost it.’

Click for the forum