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'We have to do much better'

Mads Bech Sørensen on Swansea defeat and upcoming B Team games

22 November 2017

B Team defender Mads Bech Sørensen was left frustrated after the side lost to Swansea City on Tuesday monring. Speaking to after the game, he explained his thoughts on the game and the result.

"It was really disappointing," said Mads. "We started well in the first half and then fell apart in the second half and that's not good enough.

"The plan was to just keep doing what we were doing in the first half, make sure we were concentrating for the second half and see if we could get a goal to make it 2-2. Then we would try and go for the win.

"I don't think they were really much better than us, I think we seemed to fall apart as a team. It became too individual, we didn't play as a team in the second half at some points."

The loss was the first of three matches against youth squads from Premier League teams. Up next is AFC Bournemouth followed by a trip to Huddersfield Town. Mads spoke about the level of football at which the B Team players find themselves, and also about the upcoming games.

"Of course playing big oppositon like this means we can learn a lot, it's the same with a lot of the big sides. We can certainly take a lot from the game today as well.

"We have to do much better in the two games coming up. We have two training sessions now before the next game. We have to get a high intensity in that training and take that into our next match."

The imposing 18-year-old was playing his first game since returning from international duty with Denmark U19s. Mads played in two of the three wins for his home nation and described the feeling to

"I really enjoy playing international football," he said. "We had a great journey this time and some good results in Croatia, we won all three games, so that's good.

"The group of players is very good in that squad, we have a very good team spirit and we help each other as much as we can. That's the best way you can be at that level.

"Latvia gave us a really difficult game, they had a good defence and of course they tried to counter us a lot. They scored the first goal so it put a lot of pressure on us, but we could handle that and we went on to win the game."

Asked about his feelings going into the next round he said: "Of course, it's going to be exciting to play against some very strong teams next time. Hopefully we will get through."

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