Swansea City coach Bob Bradley has a team lacking confidence, and the American is sounding understandably perturbed with his side after a second loss in three Premier League matches.
“Mistakes are an indication of not enough confidence,” Bradley said after Swansea fell 3-1 at Stoke City on Monday.
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With rough man-marking and poor decisions combining to let former Swans stars Wilfried Bony and Joe Allen carve up the Britannia Stadium, Bradley knows how much work he has to do with his defensive set-up.
The coach is disappointed with his team’s focus, and knows his team’s mindset needs fixing if it’s to rise from its 19th place in the PL.
“It’s definitely concerning. We understand that. When things are going a little bit in the wrong direction, it takes a real strong effort from everybody to turn things around.
“Right now, there’s not enough belief at halftime when it’s 1-1 that the second half is all to play for,” Bradley said.
Swansea simply doesn’t have the players right now, and Bradley’s going to have to use every trick in the book to keep the Welsh side within shouting distance of safety before January’s transfer window.