Williams: Not the performance we wanted

Head coach Luke Williams conceded that his Swansea City team did not deliver the desired performance at Sheffield Wednesday, but he was satisfied to secure a point from the hard-fought 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.

The Swans found themselves trailing when Bailey Cadamarteri capitalized on a close-range opportunity at the far post, despite Swansea controlling of much of the first half.

However, the Swans determination paid off in the latter stages of the game, as Jamal Lowe equalized with 14 minutes remaining. Lowe swiftly put away his eighth goal of the season after Harry Darling’s header fell to him in the six yard box.

The second half saw a more balanced exchange of play, with Williams acknowledging that his side faced challenges during this period. Despite this, he expressed happiness in seeing the effort and commitment from his players rewarded with a valuable point on the road.

“It was a tough afternoon, in the first half we controlled the game quite well, and we managed to quiet the crowd here and I think we created some anxiety for them,” he said.

“But we were unable to make any clean actions to score, so we can improve there. Out of possession in the first half the intensity was there, but with the ball there was not quite enough of that.

“There is frustration to concede from a set-piece, and then in the second half the game becomes a bit more like basketball because we had to push really hard to get back into the game.

“Then we were pushing to try and win, because we don’t want to come here and not go to try and win and settle for a draw.

“We did not cope too well in that last 20 minutes of the game, so it was not a top performance from us, for sure.

“But to come here and get a point, we are probably happy even though I would have preferred all three. The performance was not there today, but the effort was there from the players.”

Here is Luke Williams’ full post-match reaction following the Swans draw against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough:

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