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Monk: We Can Better Any Team In This League

Monk: We Can Better Any Team In This League

Garry Monk believes the Swans have proved that they can better any in the Championship, following Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to leaders Newcastle United.

Paulo Sousa's side dominated Saturday's match but they couldn't hang on to a deserved victory as Andy Carroll headed home a late equaliser with just 3 minutes remaining.

But Swansea City's club captain said his team-mates can take heart from the performance and have the belief that they can beat anyone in the League.

'I think we're over the stage where we're surprised by ourselves, we're at a stage where we should be competing with these teams and beating them,'

'We showed that on Saturday in our performance. There was no fear from us.

'We said before the game it's great to be involved in these matches and I said to the boys in the huddle to go and express ourselves.

'We were disappointed with the goal, especially after we'd dominated the whole game.

'We'd limited them to practically nothing and then were hit with a sucker punch, so it's a bitter pill to swallow.

'We can take heart from that performance, but it feels like a loss right now because we should have won the game.

'Football wise we know we can probably better any team in this league — West Brom are probably most similar to us in terms of football.

'We know that on our day we can give anyone a game and it should have been three points — their players were saying the same.'


Monk also commented on the incident when Andy Carroll elbowed the Swansea skipper during the second half.

He added: 'He said afterwards that he didn't do it deliberately, but I didn't really see it coming so I couldn't tell,'

'I'll have to see the incident again on TV because I haven't seen it yet. Obviously he's made contact with me, but I wasn't really facing him.

'It's not a big deal. It's not the first one I've had and it probably won't be the last.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday February 15 2010
Time: 5:56PM

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all this result proves is that we still don't have what it takes to see games out, yes it was a good game and we played well, but we need more steel to see games through to the end, that's the difference between us and the top three
cyjax
15/02/2010 18:16:00
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we should have got that second goal. far too often we go 1-0 up and end up with a point. but the performance was really encouraging
GThomas
15/02/2010 18:18:00
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