Swansea coach Paul Clement hoping to learn from Bournemouth


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Swansea coach Paul Clement has admitted his side must learn from rivals Bournemouth as they look to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The Swans, 3.50 to go down, were well beaten on Saturday as Bournemouth secured a 2-0 win at the Vitality Stadium.

An Alfie Mawson own-goal saw the Welsh outfit go 1-0 down in the first half and they were unable to respond with Benik Afobe sealing the points with the second in the 72nd minute.

Saturday’s defeat leaves Swansea in 17th, three points above the relegation zone, while Bournemouth moved up to 11th following back-to-back wins.

Clement now admits he wants his players to learn from the Cherries and he has asked them to win their next two matches after the international break.

Ahead of the games against Middlesbrough and Tottenham, he said: “We did not do well enough.

“That is disappointing because we lost last week as well. Going into the first goal we were doing fine, the goal knocked the wind out of us again and overall it is a disappointing result.

“We would have wanted to run that much, much closer than we did. Clearly we needed more. “We have to reflect on the bigger picture as well though, we started January rock-bottom.

Bournemouth have just shown what can happen when you put two good home results together that gives them that little bit of breathing space. Now we play two home games and we have to respond quickly.”

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