Curtis encouraged by ‘excellent’ Swansea City

Date published: Sunday 20th December 2015 6:19

Alan Curtis: Manager happy with Swansea City performance

Alan Curtis: Swansea caretaker saw his side hold Palace

Caretaker manager Alan Curtis says Swansea City were “excellent” in the 0-0 draw with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Swansea had the ascendancy for large parts of the match, but failed to find the clinical touch in the final third, with Andre Ayew going closest with a looped header that landed on top of the West Ham goal.

However Curtis, who is taking charge of the side after Garry Monk was sacked, believes the Welsh side showed they have the quality to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.

“We were excellent today. It is the way we have always played over the last seven or eight years. They showed no sign of nerves and responded well to slipping into the bottom three,” he said.

“We can all see that we are lacking a cutting edge. At least we looked like a Swansea City team again but we need to find something in the final third. Can we pass it forwards a bit quicker? Perhaps there is a need to do that.

“We could have had a penalty and that is something we need at the moment. If we had gone a goal up we would have relaxed.”

Marcelo Bielsa is the bookies’ favourite to takeover at the club, although an appointment is not thought to be imminent, and Curtis says he is prepared to carry on in the role.

“I have to presume that I am in charge for the next few games as time is tight but if someone comes in they will obviously take over,” he added.

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