Post match reaction ater Swansea defeat

Last updated : 27 January 2009 By Angus Muller

"I should have been more conservative and got more men behind the ball as a lot of other teams would have done but I like my teams to go forward," he said.

"It is hard to accept that they were the better team but we were open, never shut up shop, and it didn't work for us."

Roberto Martinez

"It was a big football occasion for Swansea City against a Premier class side in Reading and I'm very proud of all my players.

"Reading will almost certainly be one of the promoted teams this year so to win in such a fashion is a huge boost for the club and to get 40 points at this stage of the season is a wonderful return.

"The players have taken on the responsibility and they have a winning mentality but we had no experience of life in the Championship and playing so well against a side like Reading can only give us the confidence to go on a stage further.

"We restricted them to just one chance and though our results have not always told the full story today we were well worth the victory."