Last Updated: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:12
Michael Laudrup defended his decision to make 10 changes and says Swansea had enough chances to beat Birmingham.
The Capital One Cup holders saw their defence of the trophy fizzle out at the first hurdle as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at Birmingham - a far cry from the glory of a Wembley victory over Bradford just seven months and one day ago.
The Swans had entered the competition in the third round due to their Europa League commitments, with this their third game in just six days after a memorable success at Valencia and a Barclays Premier League victory over Crystal Palace.
Laudrup made a host of changes from the side that beat the Eagles 2-0 at the weekend, but says they still should have been good enough to win the game.
"I want to go as far as possible in all competitions," Laudrup said. "We lost the possibility to go far in the competition.
"I have no regrets (about making 10 changes). You could say 10 changes from the last game but five of the players who played here were in the starting XI against Valencia."
Meanwhile, a frustrated Laudrup felt his side paid the price for a host of missed chances.
"I think in the first half Birmingham did not even have one chance, a couple of shots on target, nothing more," he added.
"We could have scored at least four but we didn't and then it gives them the confidence and belief that they can come back into the game and they did."
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