Pardew Far From Downhearted

18 December 2011 05:05
Alan Pardew refused to be downhearted after the 0-0 draw with Swansea City.

Alan Pardew: "I really can't complain too much about my side. We stopped them playing, which was the aim, to put them under pressure and force errors, which we did.

"The first half was our better half, for sure. We got in behind and we created chances, we put balls into the box.

"But they haven't got seven clean sheets for nothing.

"There is a good spirit in the Swansea team and although they didn't keep possession like they would have liked, they defended very, very well and the goalie looked strong.

"Everything we tried to do, they seemed to have an answer.

"But having said that, with a little break here and there, we would have got the goal and I think we would have won this game.

"But overall, I'm actually not that disappointed. I thought we played well.

"We played well, in my opinion. We looked a strong side and on another afternoon, if one of those had gone in in the first half, we could sitting here saying a very different story."




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