Interim manager Alan Curtis
urged Swansea City players to "show a bit more spirit and fight" in the aftermath of the 4-1 loss to West Ham United that incurred the wrath of fans at the Liberty,
but he had nothing but praise for American Bob Bradley
, who lost his job in the process.
"I absolutely have sympathy for Bob," said Curtis ahead of Swansea City's next game, at
home against Bournemouth on Saturday. "He was probably under pressure from the off because he was American but nobody could have given more in terms of commitment. He was the first in at 7 a.m. and
the last out at 6 p.m. The work and time he put in was as good as I have seen, if not the best. His preparation and training could not be faulted and I am sure he will go on to have success elsewhere
in the future."
This is Curtis' second stint as interim manager. He was in charge for charge for six weeks a year ago.
"We have to get our style back and I don't think it's
as difficult as some people are suggesting," Curtis told reporters on Thursday. "When you look at training I think the ability is there. With the quality of players we have at the club, we should have
done much better in the first half of the season. The most important relationship is the one between the players and the fans. The fans need to get behind us and we need to show a bit more spirit and