Williams: We gave the maximum and we got the points

Swansea City’s head coach Luke Williams expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance after their 3-0 victory against Stoke City at the Swansea.com Stadium.

Williams had demanded an improvement from his players following the previous defeat to Middlesbrough, and they delivered with goals from Liam Cullen, Matt Grimes, and Josh Key.

Cullen opened the scoring with a well-executed finish from a set-piece, followed by Grimes converting a penalty after Ollie Cooper was brought down in the box. Key then sealed the win with a superb left-footed strike into the top corner.

Williams praised his team’s improved energy and intensity, especially after a dismal display at the Riverside stadium on the weekend.

“We got a response, I think everyone could see that,” he said.

“I was pretty direct after the Middlesbrough game, the players put that right and that’s a good feeling as a coach.

“The energy, intensity and aggression were there throughout the whole game, and then there were some lovely moments as well.

“When the fans come to the game they want to see these things as a minimum.

“The best bit was the willingness throughout the whole game to put their bodies on the line.

“Liam Cullen had to come off because he literally could not feel his legs, and that’s the only way.

“Win, lose or draw there has to be something there that everyone can see, that people are giving everything.

“You can lose a game of football you don’t deserve to lose, but to lose without giving the absolutely maximum is not a nice feeling. 

“Tonight we gave the maximum and we got the points.”

Here is Luke Williams’ full post-match reaction as Swansea City cruised to victory over Stoke City on a wet Wednesday night in south Wales:

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