Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin hailed his side’s improved performance despite losing 2-1 to Manchester City in the EFL Cup.
Goals from Gael Clichy and Aleix Garcia ultimately sealed the deal for Manchester City but substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back for Swansea in injury time.
Guidolin praised his players after they delivered a vastly improved display following last Sunday’s tame 1-0 defeat against Southampton, and felt they deserved more from the game.
“I am disappointed because I think we deserved another result,” he said. “We deserved to draw and take it to extra time. The game was well-balanced and the performance of my team was good.
“It is not a good moment for us. Little things are going against us, we are missing chances.
“Manchester City are a very good team, even though they changed their players around. But I am optimistic, as I saw my team play a good game.”
Asked whether he was feeling any pressure after the Swans’ recent run of results, he added: “It has not affected me. This is my job. With my experience, I know football is like this. it does not bring any added pressure for me.
“I have to work with my players, my staff and to pick up better results.”