Date: 2nd October 2015 at 8:18pm
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk says that every player’s positions will be under threat if they don’t perform – as he prepares his side to host Spurs on Sunday (4pm).

The Swans need to produce a quality performance if they are to beat Tottenham, who are growing in confidence following last weekend’s 4-1 victory over Manchester City.

With 3 consecutive defeats in all competitions, they need to get their season back on track ahead of another international break.

We asked here whether or not Monk needs to make a big decision in terms of team selection, as some players simply aren’t performing well enough – with others waiting for their chance to impress.

Sigurdsson is struggling in his usual attacking role behind Gomis – while the striker and Ayew have also gone quiet in recent weeks. Ki made a start in the 3-1 defeat at Southampton last Saturday as Monk made a switch to the diamond 4-4-2 formation, but he’s been struggling to get a place when 4-2-3-1 has been used.

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Monk told the press:

‘Of course – everyone’s position will be under threat,’

‘That’s why you have competition in the squad.

‘I have got players who have not had the minutes they would have liked, and the players who have played know they need to perform.

‘They have to fight every single day for the shirt.’


Monk said the disappointing and poor performances have been down to a lack of focus, rather than a lack of commitment:

‘Players don’t go out wanting to play badly, and it wasn’t a lack of commitment that was the problem at Southampton,’

‘It’s not that the players are not working or not running. But we have to make sure our focus is right. For us, it’s about getting back to the consistent level we had last season.

‘Even when we lost games last season, our performances were usually at a consistent level. That’s what we have to get back to.’

The chances we’ve created have fallen to a number of players and it’s a case of being clinical and having more composure in those moments.

‘If we’d done that more players would have scored, but it’s not about that for me. It’s about being better as a team and improving to a higher level.

‘You need to get to the 15-game mark before assessing where you are at, and what’s achievable going forward from there, because that’s when you see it settle down in this league.’

 
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