Swansea City manager Graham Potter explained why he took off his vice-captain Mike van der Hoorn at half-time during today’s 2-1 comeback win against Sheffield Wednesday.
It was Swansea’s fourth win after coming back from behind as substitute Bersant Celina and Wayne Routledge made the difference – both scoring inside 2 minutes to turn the game on its head just 8 minutes after the visitors took the lead.
We were aware that it wasn’t a tactical decision so we all wondered what injury the defender had suffered during the game but Potter revealed after the victory that it was due to an illness, he said:
“He was really ill with a virus before the game,”
“He felt okay to start, but I don’t think the conditions helped him. He was too poorly so we didn’t want to risk him.”
van der Hoorn was the Swans’ most accurate passer during the game with a 98% success rate, making just one bad pass from his 47 attempted.
Cameron Carter-Vickers came on in his place at the start of the second half.