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Adams: Pompey exit deserved
25 Jan 2009 - 10:38:41
Portsmouth boss Tony Adams had no complaints after seeing the holders dumped out of the FA Cup in the fourth round by Championship side Swansea City.
Pompey were beaten 2-0 at Fratton Park, with Adams feeling that some of his side had taken the challenge of the swans too lightly.
He told The News: "I am so disappointed, I thought we were poor in the first half. We were outclassed, outplayed and outfought and that's not good enough.
"We were well prepared for the game, but maybe some of the guys were surprised by just how good Swansea were.
"I did warn the players we were up against a very good Swansea team who like to pass the ball and that we would be in trouble if we weren't prepared.
"Sadly, I was proved right. Without that fight you go out of this competition.
"We didn't deserve to be 2-0 down at half-time, but we didn't play well in the first half either. We were very poor.
"It's disappointing to go out of the FA Cup, no matter what round it is, but you have to put defeats like this to bed as quickly as possible."