After Swansea City lost to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, manager Garry Monk felt his side were beaten mentally as well as on the pitch in the 90 minutes. He felt Leicester fighting for survival had much more motivation this weekend, with Swansea’s season was all but determined, reports BBC Sport.
Leicester came into the game off the back of consecutive Premier League wins. It meant victory against Swansea City would put them level with sides outside of the bottom three with a game in hand, so the Foxes had a lot more motivation than Swansea from the off. Garry Monk’s side have only pride to fight for this season.
They are on course for a strong top-half finish, and have no worries of the manager’s job security or certainly players wanting out in the summer, so the Welsh club could perhaps be guilty of being too relaxed.
After the defeat, Monk alluded to that, and felt his players fell short in their determination and fight against Leicester on Saturday, while being critical of his players’ nerves due to the passionate home crowd.
The Swans boss was quoted as saying: “We probably got out-fought which I haven’t said too many times this season. We knew with the crowd and recent results that the intensity would be high in the first 20 minutes and we didn’t really get a grip of it. Nelson Oliveira had a great chance and he did well to stay on his feet. If we had got a goal then the atmosphere would have changed.”
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