Tremmel urges Swansea pals to heed Euro lessons

Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel says there's been plenty to draw upon from this season's Europa League run.

Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel says there's been plenty to draw upon from this season's Europa League run.

Despite securing qualification for the knockout stages as Kuban Krasnodar failed to beat Valencia, the veteran keeper has urged his team-mates to learn the lessons from their Euro adventure following a limp display against St Gallen.

He said after the 1-0 reverse: “Our performance was simply poor. As a team there were definitely players who weren’t at their best.

“Qualification is the good thing but I’m disappointed about our performance. To rely on someone else is not good so my emotion is one of relief. Europe has been a very big experience for a lot of the players.

“But you can’t give a yard to any of the teams in the Europa League. St Gallen were close to beating us in the first game and now they have beaten us and they fully deserved it.

“It must be a big lesson for us.

“The Premier League is a different competition and I don’t fear that we will have a performance like that.

“We want to make sure we’re in a comfortable position and nothing to do with the bottom three.

“With Europe, it’s very hard to keep getting the best out of you. But maybe if we play a good team in the Europa League then everyone is motivated.”

 
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