Garry Monk has admitted his frustration following Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-2 against Swansea with the Owls boss claiming his side failed to do their job during the game’s critical moments.
The Yorkshire dominated large swathes of the clash with Steve Cooper’s side, and they fell behind to Andre Ayew’s opener before staging a late comeback with Fernando Forestieri and Morgan Fox finding the net inside the last 10 minutes.
However, Swansea snatched a point in the dying embers of the game when defender Ben Wilmot pounced to score his second goal in three matches to ensure the points were shared following a frantic match at Hillsborough.
Speaking after the match, Monk commended his side for their effort and commitment during the match before claiming his side failed to deliver when it really mattered at the death.
“Frustrated that we didn’t come away with three points. The effort and commitment has been exceptional,” he said via the Sheffield Wednesday Twitter account.
“When the critical moments came, the game becomes emotional, we didn’t do our job in those moments. You need to calm the mind, focus on your job but unfortunately we couldn’t do that,” he added.
The Owls could have progressed into the Championship play-off spots if they had managed to see out their eighth success of the campaign, but Monk’s side are instead sitting in seventh place as they enter the international break.
Has Garry Monk made an overall positive start to life at Sheffield Wednesday?
It was a strange match at Hillsborough as Wednesday would have surely taken a point with Swansea leading 1-0 in the 80th minute, but Monk’s side will ultimately be very disappointed to have not sealed the three points by the end of the meeting.
It is clear that Monk has plenty of quality at his disposal with the Owls, but they need to be both more clinical in the final third and more composed when seeing out matches such as this.
Three points would have sent the Owls into the play-offs and given them a huge mental boost ahead of the international break, but Monk now has plenty to work on with his side ahead of their next match against league leaders West Brom.