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Laudrup rues prolifcacy in Fulham defeat

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup lamented his team’s wastefulness in front of goal after their 3-0 home defeat to Fulham.

The hosts controlled the match for large spells but struggled to find a way past the in-form Mark Schwarzer, squandering a number of presentable chances.

Goals from Alexander Kacaniklic, Dimitar Berbatov and Urby Emanuelson gave the visitors all three points and Laudrup admitted the problems Swansea showcased are not new to him.

He said: “The difference was not scoring one of those chances in the second half. We could easily have scored two or three and we would have won.

“But I’m not that disappointed because it is nothing new for me. It has happened in quite some games this season, so we know what to do and where to work.

“I’m sure in a couple of days when we look at the big picture (we will be happy). Everyone tells me it has been the best season ever for this club.

“I don’t know as I have only been here for 10 or 11 months, but I trust them.”

Preparations for next season start now and Laudrup highlighted the need for patience during what he expects to be a busy transfer window, as they have previously presumed a player is joining before being beaten to the signing by other clubs.

He added: “You can do your research, write down names, you think you have a chance, but until they are signed (they are not your player).

“We have had too many cases were you think, you thought (they would sign), and then he went to another club.

“I always have to work, but fortunately we live in an era when you phones and computers, so I don’t have to be physically here, but there are a lot of things to do and a lot of people to talk to, so we will have to do that.

“We have already started.”
Sun 19 May, 2013
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