Date: 1st December 2018 at 6:17pm
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Swansea City boss Graham Potter accepted responsibility for today’s 2-1 defeat at Derby County as his side lost their third consecutive match in just 8 days.

Potter made two changes to the side that lost in midweek against West Brom but he stuck with the 3-4-3 formation – switching slightly to a 3-4-2-1 – as McBurnie dropped deep and Dan James played through the middle rather than Celina as he did on Wednesday night.

Talking after the game, Potter was quoted on the Official site as saying that his team were too deep and passive which was as a result of their setup he says.

“In the first half we were not quite ourselves. I have to look at myself and take responsibility for that because we were probably a bit too deep.

“Maybe we were a bit too passive because of our set-up and I have to look at that.

Explaining the idea of his tactics to begin with, Potter explained:

“We had an idea of how we wanted to play to start with and we got in behind them a couple of times with Dan and Oli.

“But when you’re playing the third game in a week, you’re never sure if you can play a high press for 90 minutes or whether you should play on the transition.

“At 2-0 we had to change things around. We wanted to get Jeff (Montero) on but he isn’t able to last 45 minutes at the moment, and it is similar with Leroy (Fer).

And explaining how their goals came about, Potter added:

“Their first goal came from a transition and then a moment of a great quality, while the second comes from a bit of an error by us.

It has to be said, the first goal is also a poor one to concede. Everyone is aware of Wilson’s striking quality but we allowed him to easily cut inside on his stronger left foot, back off him and give him the space he needed to unleash an unstoppable shot from outside the box past Erwin Mulder.

Swansea City fans were confused by Potter’s decisions and tactics during the game and you can read our article on that here

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One Reply to “Potter Takes Responsibility After Third Consecutive Defeat at Derby County”

  • This is absolute nonsense by Potter. ALL the clubs played three games in a week, no excuse there then.
    He changed the team again opting for the untried Declan John instead of the experienced Olsson. Then he played McBurnie as a sort of central midfielder with James in front of him. Once again he played Celena who is absolute rubbish at the moment, no tackling back for him..Oh No! he prefers to wait for the ball to come to him….he was woeful again. Now let’s come to Potter’s changes after half time, John moved from left wingback to right back, Carter Vickers to left back….All I can say is……What? So Potter is protecting Montero and Fer, he says they can’t last a whole game, what the hell are the coaches doing then at the training sessions? Everything Potter says reminds me of what I said when he came to us in the Summer. I said he is green, he knows nothing about managing in England. I have not changed my ideas at all, in fact he gets worse. On top of all this there is the fact that Potter has his hands tied, it’s obvious that he can’t pick the players he wants too and in fact several are going up for sale or loan in January. Meanwhile it’s us the fans who have to suffer AGAIN!

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