Garry Monk, the Swansea City boss, reckons that Wilfried Bony is not only finding the back of the net for the team, he is contributing in many other ways as well. In the previous game versus Leicester City, Bony had struck two times to give Swansea the first win in the last couple of months.
The Swans had won all their league games in September. They had even beaten the 20-time champion Manchester United. But, thereafter, they sort of lost their way a little bit and went through a long period without any win, losing 3 out of their next 5 games, while, drawing 2.
Bony, who is their main central forward, had also been struggling and that was the main reason their attack seemed to have a stingless look to it. But, now with the Ivorian scoring in back-to-back games, Swansea is looking settled – and consistently hitting the back of the net. While we’re at it, if you’re ever struggling to watch the Swansea games live you can keep up to date and get all football livescore here.
After the game against Leicester, when Monk was asked about Bony, he said, “People judge the players especially the strikers on goals, but, for me, that’s the wrong way to go about it. You need to see what the lad is doing out there in the middle.”
“Wilfried has always been a contributor for us. Yes, he wasn’t amongst the goals at the start of the season, but, he had been supporting his teammates around him pretty well.”
When asked about Sigurdsson who also had a bit of a role to play in that opening goal versus Leicester, Monk said, “I must say he has grown up as a playmaker. He is much more useful now than he was a couple of years back.”
Sigurdsson, the 25-year old midfielder from Iceland, had spent about 6 months at Swansea City on loan in 2012 before signing for Tottenham Hotspur.