Swansea City boss Garry Monk explains why he supported Tottenham Hotspur as a boy

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Garry Monk says that he supported Tottenham Hotspur as a boy because his brother was an Arsenal fan.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has revealed how he came to support Tottenham Hotspur as a kid.

Monk made the revelations while speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Sunday evening’s Premier League clash between the two clubs at the Liberty Stadium.

“It was obviously when I was very young,” said the 35-year-old with a smile. “My brother was an Arsenal fan so I think I went against my brother, to be honest with you.”

Monk, though, was in no mood to let Tottenham get by easily on Sunday, but unfortunately for him, Swansea failed to win.

Harry Kane put Tottenham ahead as early as the fourth minute, but Wilfried Bony restored parity in the opening minutes of the second half.

However, the North London outfit did not give up and scored the winner through Eriksen in the 89th minute.

The defeat leaves Swansea ninth in the Premier League table with 22 points from 16 matches, six points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.

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