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Laudrup: Swansea need to be ruthless

By Football News



Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup wants his side to be more ruthless in attack following their 1-0 loss to Tottenham on Sunday.

The visitors crafted several openings despite spending much of the game on the back foot, but succumbed to a second-half penalty from Roberto Soldado after Jonjo Shelvey was ruled to have tripped Andros Townsend.

Pablo Hernandez, Wayne Routledge and Chico Flores were among those to go close for the Welsh side.

Laudrup admitted that he expected Spurs to take charge of the game, but is looking for his side to make greater strides in attacking areas.

"When you play away from home, you can't expect to dominate the game," Laudrup said.

"But it’s important for me to see how we react in the periods when we aren't dominating.

"And we also have to accept that most other teams are stronger than us physically. But we compensate that with the way we play and pass the ball about.

"But we have to push forward a little bit more and make more of the times when we have the ball in the final third.

"They (Tottenham) are a very good team, but they didn't really create a clear effort at goal. We had a good chance in either half, but in the end we have to accept it and move on."