Rangel: Swansea City will bounce back quickly from defeat
ANGEL Rangel insists Swansea City's confidence will not be dented by their first defeat of the season at Aston Villa.
The Swans suffered a 2-0 loss at Villa Park on Saturday, which came after two wins and a draw from their opening three Premier League fixtures.
It could have been a different story had the visitors converted their early chances, but Rangel believes this setback will provoke a response.
"That's Swansea City. Every time we have lost a game, we have reacted," he said.
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"Last season we had a losing streak of four games and then we were unbeaten for three. Hopefully we can get a good result against Everton.
"Everton are a good side but our confidence is still high. We're disappointed but it's early in the season, we're playing good football and creating chances. I don't think it's going to affect us at all."
Everton's visit to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday will present Swansea with a rigorous examination, with the Toffees having won 2-0 there last season.
Rangel admits the defeat at Villa Park was a blow but, the Spaniard reckons Swansea will learn valuable lessons. "I thought we started well and controlled the midfield, and the difference was the first goal.
"It was a great goal and it opened the game up a bit. We kept trying and we had a few chances to equalise but we couldn't and, unfortunately, we made a mistake which can happen in football. We have to take the defeat as a lesson and we will keep going."