Swansea: Laudrup disappointed with Europa display

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup unhappy

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Swansea boss Michael Laudrup revealed he was unhappy with his side’s performance as they lost 2-1 to Petrolul Ploiesti, despite still progressing to Europa League group stages.

Laudrup’s side travelled to Romania in a very comfortable position after putting the tie to bed at the Liberty Stadium last week with a 5-1 victory.

The Dane took the opportunity to field a weakened side and made six changes from the team that started last Thursday in South Wales.

Ploiesti went ahead in the 73rd minute when Njongo Priso found space to fire past goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel.

The lead was short-lived as substitute Roland Lamah equalised just a minute later from inside the box but Hamza Younes popped up with the winner for the hosts on 83 minutes.

Midfielder Leon Britton was sent off late on after picking up a second yellow card and he will now miss the opening game of the group stage.

Although the Premier League side managed to come away from the two-legged affair with a convincing 6-3 aggregate win, the former Mallorca boss felt the performance was below par.

Laudrup said: “We are definitely not pleased with that.

“We are happy to go through and I thought we would after the first leg but once more we have seen what can happen if you don’t take chances when you get them.

“It’s fantastic to go through, but we should have done better.”

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