Garry Monk: Spurs defeat hurt the most, says Swansea City manager

Garry Monk
Garry Monk was named Premier League manager of the month for August

Manager Gary Monk has admitted Swansea City's defeat by Tottenham cut ''the deepest'' since he moved from playing to management at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea go into Saturday's game at Hull City on the back of a last gasp 2-1 home defeat by Spurs.

Monk says he experiences more woe as a manager than as a player and said the Spurs loss was a painful experience.

"It always hurt me as a player but I think doing this job it cuts a lot more," he said.

Monk's side had dominated against Tottenham at the Liberty Stadium after top scorer Wilfried Bony cancelled out Harry Kane's early opener.

But Christian Eriksen's late goal inflicted a second home defeat of the season on the Swans to the dismay of Monk.

"Obviously the Tottenham game on Sunday cut probably the deepest I've ever felt after a game because of how we lost it," Monk added.

"It's probably the worst way you can lose a game when you've totally dominated and been the better team by far and lose the game.

"But that happens and that's the learning process for me to be able to deal with that."

Christian Eriksen scores
Christian Eriksen struck a late winner for Tottenham against Swansea City to move Tottenham within four points of the Premier League's top four

Former club captain Monk was appointed Swansea's interim head coach in February following Michael Laudrup's dismissal, before being given the role on a permanent basis in May 2014.

He was in charge when Swansea lost 1-0 at Hull City in April and they return to the KC Stadium on Saturday on the back of two successive league defeats.

Swansea have only won once away from home in the league this season, a 2-1 win at Manchester United on the opening day of the campaign.

Monk is targeting a second away win of the season against Steve Bruce's side who have dropped into the bottom two after going nine games without a win.

"We've had some difficult games and circumstances away from home," said Monk.

"But we want to win and we go there with the intention to get three points.

"It's important that we come away with something this weekend."