Andre Ayew’s coach at Swansea, Gary Monk has rubbished suggestions that his team are in crisis and pressing the panic button following a 3-game winless run.
Swansea started the season on a high, taking 8 points from the first available twelve in the Premier League, most famously earning a comeback 2-1 win over Manchester United and also beating York City 3-0 in cup competition.
However the three games afterwards have not brought much joy, two defeats and a draw including going out of the Capital One Cup to second tier side, Hull City on Tuesday.
Now as they travel to Southampton for a crucial league tie on Saturday, Monk said it is worth reminding that the three winless games should not disguise the fact that the season has been a successful one so far in these early stages.
“The way questions are being asked is as if there’s a panic button – but there’s not,” he said. “We’ve been playing well apart from one performance (0-1 loss at Watford) where I didn’t see that type of performance coming.
“But I think we responded very well against Everton in a good game against a good side and a good point.
“So I think we’re going along nicely. Of course you want standards to be high every game but it’s impossible in this league.
“What’s important as we said after Watford is when you’re not at your best or you can’t win a game you make sure you don’t lose it.
“Against Everton they were having the better of it in the last 15 minutes we made sure we didn’t lose with some good defending and that’s what we didn’t do at Watford.
“We’ve already shown this season we can be fantastic and play front foot football and when we can’t we can defend well.
“The players know that. It’s very early in the season but the points we have I think is a good total. We could have had more which is the only disappointing thing but we are moving along nicely.”
Credit: Wales Online