Neil Taylor backs Swansea to bounce back after Stoke defeat

The defender is disappointed that they made it easy for the Potters to secure victory on Monday.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Swansea City defender Neil Taylor has backed the side to bounce back from defeat to Stoke City on Monday.

The Swans suffered their first defeat of the season at the Liberty Stadium, as an early Bojan penalty secured the points for Mark Hughes’ side.

It was a disappointing display from Garry Monk’s side as they continued their current poor run of form, now winless in five games, but Taylor insists they will respond positively to recent setbacks.

“We will bounce back,” Taylor told

“We will get together as a team, turn this around and find out why the last few results have not gone our way. We didn’t perform, as we know we can, but this happens in football. Every team has poor spells - it is up to us to turn it around.”

The defender also believes that they ran out of ideas going forward, and that was why they struggled to challenge Jack Butland in the Stoke goal.

Monk’s side struggled to create many clear-cut chances in the game as they looked to find a way through a resolute Stoke City defence, with it being another frustrating evening for striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Their best chance of the game fell to Jonjo Shelvey, as he forced his way into the box and hit the post from a tight angle, but Taylor says they made it too easy for their opponents.

“We weren’t quick enough tonight and we made it too easy for them,” he added.

“When a team gets a goal away from home and sits in front of their goal, it can be difficult to break them down. You have to try and move the ball very quickly to get it behind or past the defence.”

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