“Pressure’s On” if Swansea Lose to Tottenham Says Former Star


Former Swansea City and Wales winger Leighton James admits the pressure will be on Garry Monk’s side if they lose to Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday.

pressure-jamesSwansea are going through a rough patch of form at the moment, having lost three of their last four outings in all competitions.

They welcome a Tottenham side to the Liberty Stadium this weekend who are in a compete contrast in form – Spurs have won their last three Premier League games, which has shot them up to sixth in the league table. Mauricio Pochettino’s side put in a master class performance last weekend as they saw off the two-time Premier League champions Manchester City with ease.

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Leighton James, who spent three years at Swansea during his playing days, has admitted that he’s worried about the Swans’ recent displays. The former winger wrote this on his column for the South Wales Evening Post;

“The most worrying aspect of the side’s recent sequence is that Swansea have only scored once — and that was a penalty. Now Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis have stopped finding the net, all of a sudden the whole team’s goals have dried up.

“If this run doesn’t end soon Garry is facing a major challenge. Against Southampton last Saturday Swansea produced another limp display.

“They did not deserve to get anything out of the game and that now makes it three straight defeats on the road if you include the Capital One Cup reverse at Hull.

“I don’t think the performance was as bad as the one produced at Watford a fortnight earlier. Swansea just didn’t compete at Vicarage Road, which is not something you can often say of the side in recent years.”