Clement: The mood in the dressing room is very flat

Date published: Monday 18th December 2017 10:50 - Joe Williams

Paul Clement admits that the mood amongst his Swansea players is “very flat” following their 3-1 loss against Everton on Monday night.

Leroy Fer put the Swans ahead before goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney gave the Toffees a comeback victory.

The loss leaves Swansea bottom of the Premier League on 12 points and Clement admits that they must focus on their next match against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace.

“The performance in the first half was encouraging until we gifted them a goal with the penalty,” Clement told BBC Radio 5 live. “We have to manage the game better and see it out.

“That gave them belief. We didn’t defend it very well. It was a clumsy challenge and gave them a good bit of motivation coming into half-time. I’m disappointed with the second goal – we were way too open. We had scored from a corner, but this time we played a short corner, then put a ball into the box and they broke from it.

“The third one summed our night up. Our defender should have been goal-side but he was outside the box, it should have been a free-kick, not a penalty. It was clear.

“The mood in the dressing room is very flat. We’re bottom of the table on 12 points. We’ve got to focus on getting to 15 points at the halfway mark. We can’t look further ahead than Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace.”

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