Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Monk: Reaction In Training Has Been Good

Monk: Reaction In Training Has Been Good

Swansea City head coach Garry Monk says the reaction from his players in training this week has been good following the defeat against West Brom.

Monk has spoken about the need to fight for points and that it's times like this when you see 'who is a boy and who is a man'.

While he also speaks about how the players can learn from such a defeat as that at home against West Brom, they've had plenty of opportunities to learn from disappointing results this season.

The performance against West Brom was similar to the home game before it against Crystal Palace. Plenty of possession in the first half but struggled to cope when the opposition changed their tactics in the second half.

It was roles reversed last Saturday. West Brom struggled defensively against the Swans in the first half, but after the break it was the hosts who looked vulnerable and struggled to create many chances to build on their slim lead.

Monk said:

'The first thing I said to them was 'you`re now going to learn exactly what it`s like to fight`.

'You could see West Brom`s attitude in the second half, they upped spirit and intensity and at that point we couldn`t match it.

'The positive was that we saw a team fighting for their lives, some players will not have experienced it before - but it`s times like this you see who`s a boy and who`s a man,' he said.

'The reaction in training this week has been good, all the players have been pushing each other. But the ultimate point is you`ve got to turn those performances into results. If I`m not happy I`ll tell them but they weren`t happy themselves.'


Monk added that he is confident his side will get enough points to avoid relegation this season:

'The good thing for us it`s in our own hands, we`re not chasing to make up points. But we need to get those points as quickly as possible to make us safe.

'I`m totally confident we`ll earn enough points to be OK, we`re talking about two 45-minute periods where we haven`t performed like we should have. The attitude has been spot on.'



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

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday March 20 2014
Time: 11:14PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Swansea City In Talks To Sign Bolanos?

Swansea City are being linked with a move for Gremio's Ecuadorian attacker Miller Bolanos

Gomis Would Have To Take Big Wage Cut To Join Marseille?

Latest speculation suggests that French side Marseille are interested in taking Bafetimbi Gomis on loan

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Opinions from Holland on Mike van der Hoorn

Some quick and brief opinions on Mike van der Hoorn, the Ajax defender that we look set to sign for around £2m

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Taylor first choice, Kingsley backup12%
Taylor first choice, new signing as backup1%
Kingsley first choice, Taylor as backup67%
Kingsley first choice, new signing as backup9%
new signing first choice, Kingsley as backup9%
something else2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.yugo231
2.Vital Swansea City1
3.Phil W1
4.Andyjack781