Laudrup rules out tactical rethink
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Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has promised his side will be sticking to their passing game and not resorting to long-ball tactics.
The Swans went into Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Reading at the Liberty Stadium having lost their previous three top-flight games, and looked set for another defeat when first-half goals from Pavel Pogrebnyak and Noel Hunt put the visitors firmly in the driving seat.
Those strikes had come against the run of play, though, and the home side continued to pressurise after the break, eventually salvaging a 2-2 draw thanks to Michu's diving header and a fierce Wayne Routledge effort.
"Given the way we play, it could be easier if we just played direct every time," Laudrup said.
"When you lose games and the confidence is not the highest, it would probably be easier to just pump the ball up there to the two up front and see what happens.
"But it is not the way we play and we will continue playing as we do. We just have to remember all the things we have to do - the movements, the tempo - as we did in the second half. When you see how we played in that second half, and for part of the first half, then you see we have a very good team.