Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Monk: Happy With Underdog Tag

Monk: Happy With Underdog Tag

Swansea City captain Garry Monk has insisted that the underdog tag placed upon the club is one that he can live with.

Monk who will face former employers Southampton at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday was in buoyant mood following the 2-2 draw against Ipswich on the weekend and reveled that a local press report in which it openly stated that Swansea were going to struggle against the Tractor Boys spurred the players on to prove the doubters wrong.

Ahead of facing QPR tomorrow evening Monk has been unmoved by the financial clout that the Loftus Road club now posses after billionaire Lakshmi Mittal bought a 20% stake in the club and believes it is what happens on the pitch than how much money a club can spend on transfer fees.

Monk Told The Swep:

'We don't fear anyone in this league and we know that when we are firing on all cylinders then we are a tough team to cope with.People will put us as underdogs and expect us to struggle to get anything on the road.That's fine because we know what we are about. A lot of new teams to the Championship would have crumbled at Ipswich after going 1-0 down, but we didn't.It shows a lot about the character of this team that we turned the home fans on their own team."

It helped us a little bit after I read in the local paper that Swansea were going to struggle and Ipswich would comfortably win 2-0.I told the boys in the huddle before the game about it. I told them 'Look, this is what the locals are saying. Let's prove them wrong.We did that and, although we are a little disappointed to have only come away with a draw, I'm glad the local press was proved wrong.It's going to be tough but we know that any team in this league can beat one another.'

'A lot has been made of the money that QPR have, but it's about what happens on the pitch that matters.We don't worry about the opposition. The gaffer always tells us before games to get ourselves right, and if we do that then we will give every team in this league a game.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday October 20 2008
Time: 10:10AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Carvalhal Not Disappointed Despite Poor Cup Exit

Carlos Carvalhal said he wasn't disappointed despite our poor performance and exit from the FA Cup at home against Spurs

Stats: Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur

All the stats from Swansea City (0) vs (3) Tottenham Hotspur, Liberty Stadium, 17th March 2018 Att:

FA Cup Team Line-Ups: Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Confirmed team Line-Ups as Swansea City host Spurs in the Fa Cup quarter-final

Clucas Explains Differences Between Carvalhal & Clement

Sam Clucas has explained the differences between current boss Carlos Carvalhal and his predecessor Paul Clement

Swansea City Archived Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Huddersfield Town
Suggested By:
van der Hoorn19%
Andre Ayew4%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Phil W8
3.keith margam2
4.Dennis Downing1
The Vital Football Members League