Under-pressure Guidolin: Swans future ‘not my decision’

Date published: Saturday 1st October 2016 3:28

Francesco Guidolin: Another defeat for Swans boss

Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin has vowed to fight on after another defeat cast further doubt over his future at the Liberty Stadium.

James Milner converted a late penalty to give Liverpool a 2-1 win over the Swans after Roberto Firmino’s header had cancelled out Leroy Fer’s early effort for the hosts.

When asked if he felt he could lose his job after this latest setback, the Italian told Sky Sports 2: “This is not my decision. I just have to work every day, every week to prepare the team, prepare for the game. This is my job and I know the situation.

“Our relationship is good and no problem between me and my players. There is a very good relationship and I am sure they played a very good game.

“My team played a very good game against a very strong team and I think a draw would have been the right result. We played better in the first half and in the second half Liverpool played better than we did.

“We need a result because it is not a good moment but we have all possibility to turn this around.”

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson felt the visitors were poor in the first half before turning things around after a talking-to from Jurgen Klopp at half-time.

He said: “The first 25-30 minutes we didn’t come out the blocks quick enough and Swansea punished us from the set-piece. It was disappointing.

“But the last 10-15 of the first half we got going again and got our rhythm and came in at half-time and the manager had a few words to say and second half we came out and I thought we were brilliant.”

Milner echoed those sentiments, adding: “It needed to be better and credit to the manager and all the boys. He was angry but kept most of it in and said what needed to be said. He got us going and second half was like we’ve been playing.

“First half we were not really at the races and we know they’re a good team. We gave ourselves all the work to do but showed a lot of character to come back from a goal down away from home and get three points.”

Milner scored his fourth penalty of the season in south Wales and as long as he keeps tucking them away he will remain satisfied.

He said: “As long as they end up in the back of the net is all I’m bothered about. It was a big moment in the game and we had chances in the second half and it was important that I took that and it went in the net and we got the three points.”

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