The way we played today was unacceptable says Williams

Swansea City’s head coach Luke Williams expressed his disappointment with the team’s performance in the 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough, labeling it as “unacceptable.”

Emmanuel Latte Lath’s brace secured the win for Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, with Swansea unable to capitalize on their opportunities.

Williams was particularly frustrated with the lack of quality displayed by his side in what he described as a scrappy match. He had emphasized the need for a higher level of performance from the squad before the game, and was clearly disappointed with the outcome.

Looking ahead, Williams demanded improvement from his players for the upcoming home fixtures against Stoke City and Rotherham United, stressing the importance of avoiding a repeat of the performance at Middlesbrough.

“It was completely unacceptable, it was lacking in energy and conviction. We concede two ridiculous goals, we showed nowhere near enough for our supporters to watch that and be happy with what they saw.

“We had nothing. We got players into unmarked positions in the box, the number of times we get close and overhit a cross or make a bad touch. It’s just sloppiness, there is not enough focus or concentration.

“We did not turn up. Think of the supporters who have travelled up here, excited to come and see their side in this stadium and we produce that. It’s absolutely brutal. 

“This is a big football club, we are one division away from the Premier League. We cannot play football like that again, what would be the point of that?

“We have to be better than that in the games ahead, it better be blood and thunder.”

Here is Luke Williams’ full post-match reaction following the Swans dismal defeat at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough:

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