Alan Curtis: Swansea City assistant says they need to remedy 'calamitous' defending

Swansea City
Swansea City have conceded eight goals in their last three games

Swansea City assistant boss Alan Curtis says the club need to investigate their "calamitous" defending after their 5-4 victory against Crystal Palace.

Despite taking three dramatic late points, Curtis says an analysis of their defence performance is needed.

"It's certainly something we will be discussing with the players," Curtis told BBC Radio Wales.

"We will have to look at the way we defended and try to come up with ways to try to improve it.

"We know there's a lot of work to do. Some of the goals we conceded, it was calamitous."

A see-saw battle to take victory finally saw the Swans claim their first three Premier League points since the opening day of the campaign when they beat Burnley.

Curtis said the Swans' players had been allowed to enjoy the moment after the final whistle, but questions had to be asked as they headed back into training.

"There were huge positives after the game and we didn't dwell on the negatives," Curtis continued.

"It was about the huge character which had shone through. So we decided to let the players revel in the atmosphere of coming back for what was an amazing win.

"It will be a case of sitting down with the video with everybody and we will unfortunately have to go through the goals with them."

Alan Curtis and Bob Bradley
Swansea assistant Alan Curtis was delighted for manager Bob Bradley as he picked up his first Premier League win in dramatic fashion

The incredible turnaround against the Eagles was good news for one man in particular and that was Swansea boss, Bob Bradley.

It was a first win for Bradley at the sixth attempt since he took charge at the Welsh club in October.

Curtis said the wild scenes of celebration by staff and players following the final whistle had in many ways been for Bradley himself.

"It was important for Bob and I think part of the celebrations were for Bob," Curtis added.

"He's worked very hard since he arrived at the club. It was important for him and for everyone that we got the first win. We are absolutely delighted for him."

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