Laudrup refusing to change Swansea style despite poor form

The manager of the Welsh club says it would be "easier" for his side, when low on confidence, to adopt a more direct approach but insists that they will stick to their principles
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has insisted his side will not change their style of play despite having failed to win for the fifth consecutive game against Reading.

The Swans came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against the Royals but have not enjoyed victory since they beat West Ham in their second game of the season.
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Laudrup has vowed, though, not to change his side's footballing principles in search of an improved run of form, claiming that they will struggle if they think about adopting an "easier" direct approach.

"Given the way we play, it could be easier if we just played direct every time," Laudrup told reporters.

"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 [against Reading]. We have to do it this way, otherwise we will struggle."