After Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey picked up his seventh yellow card of the season, which led to him being substituted as a precaution, manager Garry Monk called the English midfielder “lazy” and wants improvement, reports Sky
“We can’t afford silly bookings and it cost him being on the pitch against Villa because any slight mistimed tackle could have been a red card. I will push him every single day. He needs to understand the time for being lazy with it is gone,” said the City boss.
Shelvey has been in and out of the side at times for Swansea, but his indiscipline has been an issue. For a player more synonymous with passing exploits and getting the odd goal, his totting up of fouls continues to irk Monk, and the Swans boss has reached the end of his patience.
“Jonjo has to wise up because that yellow card came from laziness and he has to be better than that. I have spoken to him a number of times. He has to make sure he does the work instead of risk a red or coming off the pitch.”
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