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.
— Sam (@SYeoman22) December 1, 2018