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Garry Monk: Chelsea game the pinnacle of our growth so far

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Swansea City interim manager Garry Monk was interviewed recently and he offered his thoughts on a variety of issues. 

Ryan Giggs recently joined the Englishman as part of an exclusive group of players who have been given the chance to take up the role of being a player-manager, something which is especially hard to see in England's Premier League.

Monk joined the Swans on a free transfer in 2004 and would make it his 10th year at the Liberty Stadium in June this year.

The 35-year-old took over the team in February this year after Michael Laudrup was removed from his position as manager of the club.

Since taking over the reins, Monk has seen his side attain a victory on four different occasions as well as four draws. The interim manager has however lost on seven occasions. His latest game in-charge has seen the Swans cruise to a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa on their home turf.

The central defender also stated that his main motive was to "get the Players and the Club back to enjoying Football".

Monk went on to reveal that although he is still viewed as being an Interim Manager, he still prepares for each and every game as though he is the man bringing the Club forward.

The Englishman does however feel that his side's main problem this season has been the lack of consistency in their performances. The team has seen themselves score more goals in comparison to the teams around them, but they have also conceded an equally large number of goals.

Monk also stated that he felt that one of the probable reasons for that would be due to their Europa League campaign. He felt that the travelling for those games did take their toll on the team's fatigue levels as a whole.

The experienced defender also stressed how important confidence is for a football player nowadays.

The 35-year-old also spoke about winning the Capital One Cup last season. He spoke about how the morale within the squad improved tremendously after they had "won by credit" with their victory over Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.

The interim player-manager also described the incident with Chelsea's Eden Hazard and a Swansea City Ball Boy as being "a bizarre situation".

In retrospect Monk feels that the Chelsea game as well as their entire season has been the "pinnacle" of their growth so far.

Swansea find themselves in 12th position with 39 points this season with two games to go. Fans of the Swans could finish the season on 45 points, which is only a point less than what they achieved last term, a good accomplishment if you consider how unpredictable and significantly harder the Premier League has become this season.

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