Swansea boss Garry Monk cagey over European chances

Swansea boss Garry Monk

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Swansea City boss Garry Monk insists he does not want his players to be distracted by thoughts of qualifying for Europe next season.

The Swans are flying high in eighth place in the Premier League after stunning Arsenal with a 1-0 last-gasp win at the Emirates on Monday night.

Sixth-placed Tottenham are just two points better off with two games to play and a seventh-place finish would be enough for Europa League qualification should the Gunners beat Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on May 30.

Monk does not want to get ahead of himself as the south Wales outfit’s impressive season continues, with the side already extending its record Premier League tally by nine points.

“What will be will be and we’ll just keep pushing,” said Monk after watching Bafetimbi Gomis seal victory at Arsenal with a header.

“I said that before the the game, over the weekend, the good thing about playing on Monday night was that we saw the results and that the places above us had opened up with the results, so why shouldn’t we be pushing for that?

“Why shouldn’t we be pushing those teams above and go on the hunt for them?

“I think today showed exactly what we’re about and how we think about each game and we’ll take the next two games and whether that takes us, then great… if not we’ll have to assess again in the summer.”

Swansea entertain Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday and are 4.50 to make it four Premier League wins in a row.

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