Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin says their 3-0 defeat to Newcastle was “not a good day”, and admitted Rafael Benitez’s side “deserved to win”.
Swansea had won four of their previous six games going into the match, but goals from Jamaal Lascelles, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend sealed an impressive 3-0 win for Newcastle on a disappointing day for Guidolin’s side.
The result isn’t likely to affect the Swans’ fate come the end of the season with the south Wales side still 15th in the Premier League and 10 points off the drop zone.
Speaking after the match, Guidolin admitted it was a bad day at the office, but he also backed their opponents to avoid the drop.
“I think Newcastle deserved to win,” said the 60-year-old. “In the second half we had situations and possibilities to score. It’s a bad day for us. We have to look ahead to the next match away to Leicester.
“I know my job and I know football. We know that Newcastle play with fight, but we were ready for this game. These things can happen. After many important results this was not a good day.”
When asked about the motivation of the team, with Swansea almost safe on 40 points, the Italian said: “It’s difficult. But we are not safe mathematically.
“I think Newcastle will be in the Premier League next season. Rafael Benitez is a good manager.”