Swans deserves better, says under-pressure Monk

Matthew Briggs
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Garry Monk has admitted the club “deserves better” after labelling Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Leicester as “very bleak”.

Swansea were 2-0 down after just 22 minutes against the Premier League leaders with Riyad Mahrez scoring both before the Algerian completed his hat-trick in the second half.

Monk’s men dominated 59 per cent possession, but they could only offer up two attempts on target – both of which cam after Leicester’s third goal.

The 36-year-old’s position will come under further scrutiny this week after an abject performance and former Manchester United boss David Moyes has been linked with the job.

“It was a very bleak performance, in the first half especially,” said Monk, whose men are just two points clear of the relegation zone.

“I could debate their first two goals. I thought the first was handball and the second was offside, but there is no point.

“It is very frustrating and it is hard to put a finger on it.

“We were extremely poor, the results are not acceptable for the players, myself or the fans.

“The club deserve better than what we are giving them.”

But Monk, who steered Swansea to a best Premier League finish of eighth last season, insists he remains the man to turn around the club’s fortunes, despite collecting just one success in their last 11 Premier League games.

“I will work as hard as I can and continue to do so until I am told not to,” Monk said.

“I believe I am the man to turn things around but it is out of my hands.

“It is about looking deep inside yourself and making sure the club gets what it deserves. Whether that be with me or someone else.”