Garry Monk: Gylfi Sigurdsson 'really loved' Tottenham Hotspur

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The former Spurs midfielder joined Swansea City this summer but the Swans boss believes he holds no grudges.

Swansea City boss Garry Monk insists midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson will bear no ill will to Tottenham Hotspur when he faces his former side this Sunday.

Sigurdsson left Tottenham for Swansea this summer and has made a scintillating start to life in Wales, registering assists galore.

But Monk says the Swansea midfielder holds no grudges towards Spurs and, in fact, 'really loved the club.'

"When I knew I had the chance to get Gylfi, and it was very likely, then I pushed for it. It was for the reason that he has contributed (this season) and I know that he can be effective," Monk told reporters.

"In terms of himself and Tottenham - I don't think there are any grudges towards them, speaking to him about his time there he had a fantastic time and he really loved the club.

"Yes he wanted to play more than he did, but he came back a better player and developed at Tottenham as a player.

"I think of course there will be motivation to maybe prove people wrong. That is always the way if you are let go from a club you want to go there and show them what you can do and hopefully we see that from Gylfi at the weekend."

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