Swansea City manager Garry Monk was pleased with his side’s overall performance in their 2-0 home win over Leicester City on Saturday in the English Premier League, but has asked his players to be braver in future as they seek to kill teams off.
A brace from the Swans’ Wilfried Bony, who scored one goal in each half, ended their run of five Premier League games without a win as his strikes won the game against the Foxes at the Liberty Stadium.
The win saw the South Wales side climb to into the top six of the league table but while Monk was quick to praise his players for the victory, he also admitted there were areas that he wants improving.
“(I’m) very pleased with the first half, I thought we played very well. Second half was little bit scrappy, but it was always going to be like that, Leicester are very determined and were throwing everything at us,” he told Sky Sports 1.
Asked if he felt his side’s standards had dropped after the break, Monk added: “I said to the players afterwards, when teams come at you like that in the second half because they’ve got nothing to lose, we just have to be that little bit braver with the ball, pass it a little bit better.”
“Our decision making has to be that little bit sharper and we’ll be able to catch teams on the counter or keep the ball for longer periods.”
“That’s something that we’ll work on but the players have done very well and deserve the three points. It was important, there was a little bit of pressure on us and they reacted well.”