Neil Taylor says Swansea City's Europa League pool has opened up
NEIL Taylor believes Swansea City’s Europa League group is far more open following their draw with Kuban Krasnodar.
Swansea’s lead at the top is now just one point after a resurgent Valencia beat St Gallen.
With Valencia’s visit to the Liberty one of three pool matches Swansea still have to play, the battle to finish in pole position is hanging in the balance.
Michael Laudrup’s side also have to travel for games against St Gallen and Kuben Krasnodar.
“In the space of a second things can change – that’s football,” said the left-back.
“We are very disappointed because we should have won the game. Kuban are a good team and they looked dangerous on the counter attack.
“They had four quick lads up front and they were a threat all night. If we give the ball away in bad areas then they will be good on the break.
“Saying that, we took over the game in the second half and we should have got more than one goal.
“It was disappointing not to do that, and also that we didn’t see the game out in the dying stages.”
Swansea took the lead through a 68th-minute Michu goal before Djibril Cisse equalised with an injury-time penalty.
“It’s a point, at least,” added Taylor, although it would have been nice to win. We are on seven points now and we have big games ahead in the group.
“We have two tough away trips and Valencia at home, so it’s really opened up in our group and we’ll have to play well to get through.”