Bob Bradley has taken just one point from his first four matches at Swansea City, and with supporters already restless at his hiring, things are looking grim.
Today’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United was over at halftime, and a poor first half left Bradley particularly annoyed.
“We certainly haven’t found a consistent group yet. We started a 4-4-2 today because we felt that defensively it could keep things simple; that Borja and Llorente could still occupy their center-backs in a good way. But in far too many cases when we did find a way to play the ball to them it turned over quickly, and defensively they [Manchester United] still found little gaps and seams that they were able to take advantage of.”
When asked if this job appears harder now than Bradley initially thought, he conceded he thought the turnaround would be quicker, but the project is still what he was expecting.
“I thought that we could still take some more points…so if you look at four games, I think we should have more than one point. But the overall process to get the team where it needs to be, yes it needs more time, but when I say that I don’t talk about time without results, it’s got to be time with results.”
With the international break ahead, Bradley said while it would be nice to have the whole team on hand, the two weeks will be helpful in trying to get things straight.
“Two weeks. Again, it is what it is. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t see anybody get on the plane, we’d be all together on the training ground looking hard at details, but like everybody we deal with an international break and try to move forward.”