Williams: We gave a really good account of ourselves

Swansea City head coach Luke Williams praised his team’s performance after their 2-2 draw against Norwich City, highlighting the positives for the future.

Leading up to the match, Williams had urged his players to demonstrate the mentality and courage to compete with Norwich, who were aiming for a play-off spot in front of their home fans.

The Swans responded positively, taking the lead with a superb goal from Jamie Paterson. Despite conceding two goals, including a stunning strike from Gabriel Sara and a Josh Sargent header, before halftime, Swansea fought back.

Matt Grimes, making his 300th appearance for the club, secured a point by converting a penalty. Williams was encouraged by his team’s resilience and performance, seeing it as a promising sign moving forward.

“It was a high-level game, both teams had spells where they were dominant and had plenty of shots, and there were big chances,” he said.

“A draw was a fair result but I felt we gave a really good account of ourselves today.

“I think this is an opportunity for us to try and look at what the top six looks like and see if we can compete with that, especially away from home.

“We have a lot of positives to take from this.

“They are a very good team and when you see them up close you see the quality they have. It’s a tough place to play, it was packed and the motivation for them is so obvious. 

“That’s where we want to be, we want to be playing in games of that level to try and achieve something, and this was a positive in terms of looking to the future about how we can try to move forward and perform.

“We started well, and we created a couple of chances before the goal. Then Pato is so difficult to play against and he got the breakthrough.

“I felt we lost a grip of the game a bit after that goal actually, but we were able to regroup and we came out again in the second half with more intensity and energy, and we made a great action for the penalty.”

Here is Luke Williams’ full post-match reaction as Swansea City held promotion chasing Norwich City to a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road:

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