The reason for Swansea to be cautious over Monk's call for exciting football

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Garry Monk has said he wants to stand and be excited by the way Swansea attack in games.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has stressed a simple message to his players in the South Wales Evening Post.

That message is that he wants the side to play an entertaining brand of football, which has him excited and the fans on the edge of their seats.

“I want to stand on the sidelines and be excited by what I see from my team and players want to be excited by the football they play. The fans want to be excited too,” said Monk.

Great, what better way for Swans fans to go and watch their team play than to see them smother their opposition in attack.

However, there is reason to be cautious and it comes in the form of the team’s defence.

Any side that attacks and plays entertaining football spurs on the crowd and that in turn spurs on the players to keep pressing, keep attacking and searching for that goal.

However, an over attacking approach could leave Swansea exposed on the counter attack.

Swansea are a fantastic side to watch when they control the ball and press in attack, but that leaves space in behind which can be exposed by a disciplined opposition side.

Only Tottenham have conceded more goals than the Swans from the top ten sides in the Premier League as things stand.

There is room for Swansea to play to Monk’s message but they have to do it in a responsible way which doesn’t leave the defence exposed and doesn’t leave the attack with more hard work to do.

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